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Robert Allen Stanford, the alleged mastermind of this month’s Ponzi scheme, once boasted of his plan for a private island mega-resort, a Club Med on steroids for the exponentially rich.  From Dealbook:

In an October 2008 article, Mr. Stanford told Forbes that he was planning to build an elite resort on what the magazine described as an “undisclosed island in the Caribbean.” At the time, Mr. Stanford said that he was working with 17 architectural and engineering firms to build 30 mansions for a development to be called the Islands Club.

Scheduled to open in 2011, it would have featured the largest private aviation complex in the world, Forbes said, with enough room to park 100 private jets as well as a jumbo marina with enough dock space for 30 massive yachts. The super-exclusive resort would require members to shell out a $50 million deposit, which would be refunded if they left the development. That was on top of the $15 million annual membership fee.

Dealbreaker took a James Bond angle:

All we need now is to blow up Tim Geithner’s seaplane with a solar powered laser and for Nick Nack to show up and start tempting regulators into a funhouse gun battle on the Man With The Golden Gun’s private island.

New York Magazine’s Daily Intel took its cue from “Lost,” pasting Stanford’s head on Ben’s parka-clad body as he was about to turn the wheel in the Orchid Station’s secret underground cavern (you can watch the show online).

I see a combination “Wall Street” sequel/“Apocalypse Now” tribute (is this a great pitch or what?):

• Bud Fox (Charlie Sheen) is finishing his time in a post-prison federal halfway house.  Men from an undefined agency visit him and make an offer; “terminate the Ponzi – with extreme prejudice” and he will receive a presidential pardon.  Charlie reprises his dad’s role in “Apocalypse” and gives the publicists a great marketing hook.

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