Larger-than-life alleged Ponzi scammer Allen Stanford appears to have enjoyed a relationship with former President George W. Bush, whose foreign policy was likely a boon to the businessman's transactions in Latin America. Business Insider acquired February 20, 2008 letterin which W. and wife Laura congratulate Stanford on his success in the Virgin Islands. "I send greetings to the gathered in St. Croix, Virgin Islands to celebrate the expansion of Stanford Financial Group," Bush wrote on White House stationery. "To protect their future well-being and that of their families, it is important for individuals to give careful thought to strengthening their financial security." He can say that again.