Attorney Robert Scardino talks to the media after a guilty verdict was announced on all but one of 14 counts in the fraud trial of his client financier R. Allen Stanford Tuesday, March 6, 2012, in Houston. Stanford, a former Texas tycoon, whose financial empire once spanned the Americas, was convicted Tuesday for allegedly bilking investors out of more than $7 billion in a massive Ponzi scheme he operated for 20 years. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)