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Stanford in hospital after jail altercation
HOUSTON (Reuters) - Allen Stanford, who is in jail awaiting trial on charges related to an alleged $7 billion fraud, was taken to a Texas hospital after a fight with another inmate, a deputy U.S. Marshal confirmed on Friday.
Stanford, 59, was injured in a fight on Thursday morning and needed medical attention, the deputy said.
He will be kept in the hospital overnight returned to the jail on Saturday, Houston television station KPRC-TV reported.
The deputy declined to provide details of the extent of Stanford's injuries.
A phone call to Stanford's lawyer was not immediately returned.
Stanford has been in a federal detention facility 40 miles north of Houston since his arrest in June. He is accused of running a Ponzi scheme targeting clients of his offshore bank in Antigua.
Last month, Stanford spend five days in the hospital undergoing heart tests.
(Reporting by Anna Driver in Houston; Editing by Andre Grenon, Gary Hill)
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