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Allen Stanford back in U.S. jail with leg aneurysm






Texas billionaire Allen Stanford arrives at the Federal courthouse in Houston, in the custody of US marshalls, June 25, 2009. REUTERS/Steve Campbell
Texas billionaire Allen Stanford arrives at the Federal courthouse in Houston, in the custody of US marshalls, June 25, 2009. REUTERS/Steve Campbell
</head> <body> <p>HOUSTON (Reuters) - Accused swindler Allen Stanford is back to a federal detention center after doctors diagnosed an aneurysm in his left leg that is not life-threatening, his lawyer's office said on Tuesday.</p> <p>Stanford, 59, was taken to the hospital on Thursday after experiencing a racing pulse several hours before he was scheduled to appear in federal court in Houston.</p> <p>Tests showed he suffered from an aneurysm in the leg, a condition that can be remedied by surgery, an assistant to Stanford's lawyer, Dick DeGuerin, said.</p> <p>Aneurysms are blood-filled balloons in blood vessels.</p> <p>Stanford has been in the Conroe, Texas jail, located about 40 miles north of Houston, since his arrest on June 18.</p> <p>The former billionaire, who has pleaded not guilty to the charges, is accused of leading a $7 billion fraud.</p> <p>U.S. prosecutors accuse Stanford and others of selling fraudulent certificates of deposit issued by his offshore bank and bribing 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