BBC. Allen Stanford may have been DEA informant while laundering drug money

Sources close to the DEA believe he worked with the agency, turning over details of money-laundering from Latin American clients … effectively guaranteeing himself a decade’s worth of “protection” from the authorities, especially the SEC.

In summer 2006, and investigation by the SEC into Stanford was stopped by another governmental agency. Golly, I wonder which agency that could have been.

If Stanford was playing such an insanely dangerous double game then being indicted is the least of his worries. Being kidnapped and tortured by the drug lords would seem a far greater concern.

So, was the DEA just using him or are some of the DEA corrupt?