Davis said Stanford secured King’s loyalty in a most unusual way.
“Sometime in 2003, Stanford performed a ‘blood oath’ brotherhood ceremony with King and another employee of the FSRC [Financial Services Regulatory Commission] … This brotherhood oath was undertaken in order to extract an agreement from both King and the other FSRC employee that they, in exchange for regular cash bribe payments, would ensure that the Antiguan bank regulators would not ‘kill the business’ of” the bank,” according to the plea agreement.
Stanford had Davis get the bribe money from a secret Swiss bank account that was funded by investors’ money. The account was also used to make bribes to the bank’s outside auditor.
Caribbean360.com, Aug. 28, 2009: Revelation of Blood Oath …
Ex chief executive officer and administrator of Antigua and Barbuda’s Financial Services Regulatory Commission (FSRC) Leroy King … referred to Sir Allen as “Brother” or “Big Brother”
“Blood Oaths” and “Brother” Remind me of Freemasonry
In January 2008, I wrote about the blood curdling oaths that Freemasons take in this article, Part X: Freemasonry’s Gruesome Oaths Discussed. Here is a sample of a Freemason oath: “..my left breast torn open, my heart and vitals taken thence, and with my body given as a prey to the vultures of the air, should I ever knowingly, or willfully, violate this, my solemn Obligation of a Fellow Craft.”
Even though Sir Allen’s alleged blood oath ceremony was tame compared to the above, I wondered if he was a Freemason. A search revealed no evidence that he belonged to a Masonic Lodge. However, I did come across an unusual coincidence in a publication of the Freemasons.
Freemasonry Today, Issue 48, Spring 2009:
It was ironic that when police caught up with Allen Stanford, the Texan billionaire accused of perpetrating a ‘massive’ fraud, in February they found him in Fredericksburg, a Virginia town named after Frederick Louis, the eldest son of George II and an important figure in masonic history, who was known as ‘Poor Fred’ because he spent so much gambling on cricket matches.
Will Sir Allen be known as ‘Poor Allen’ or will his ‘Brothers’ adhere to their oaths and extricate him from this predicament?
Disclaimer: This story contains allegations made by third parties. Any person should be presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law.