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

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

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...more

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
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Gilbert Lopez (C), the chief accounting officer at Stanford Group walks with his lawyers, Jim Levine (L) and Jack Zimmermann (R) as they leave the Bob Casey Federal courthouse in Houston, Texas, in this June 25, 2009 file photo. Lopez and fellow defendant Mark Kuhrt, 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/Steve Campbell/Files

Gilbert Lopez (C), the chief accounting officer at Stanford Group walks with his lawyers, Jim Levine (L) and Jack Zimmermann (R) as they leave the Bob Casey Federal courthouse in Houston, Texas, in this June 25, 2009 file photo. Lopez and fellow...more

Gilbert Lopez (C), the chief accounting officer at Stanford Group walks with his lawyers, Jim Levine (L) and Jack Zimmermann (R) as they leave the Bob Casey Federal courthouse in Houston, Texas, in this June 25, 2009 file photo. Lopez and fellow defendant Mark Kuhrt, 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/Steve Campbell/Files
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