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Ex-Stanford executives get 20 years over roles in $7 billion fraud


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Mark Kuhrt, accountant of Stanford Financial Group, arrives at the Federal courthouse in Houston in this June 25, 2009 file photo. Kuhrt, and fellow defendant Gilbert Lopez were convicted for helping former Texas billionaire financier Allen Stanford swindle investors and each sentenced on February 14, 2012 to 20 years in prison over their roles in his $7.2 billion Ponzi scheme. REUTERS/Donna Carson/Files