Business Insider reports that Allen Stanford, the Little Madoff of this year’s crop of Ponzi artists, has been a DEA informant for the past ten years, ratting out his Colombian and South American drug dealer banking clients. It’s suggested that this is why he has yet to be arrested and I wonder whether Walt Noel’s son in law, Andres Piedrahita isn’t working the same vein. He’s got the connections, the same rumors about money laundering are swirling around him and yet there he sits, tanned, happy and just a little bit pudgy. It’s a good strategy for fending off the feds, I suppose, but my understanding of Colombian drug lords is that they’re very sensitive to slights on their honor and really get pissed off when people turn them over to the U.S. Government for prosecution. If so, Walt better invest in a good alarm system for his Round Hill cottage – these guys go after the extended family, I read.