First came two hurricanes. Then came a force of nature known as Sir R. Allen Stanford, the Antiguan knight, international financier, and alleged multibillion-dollar Ponzi schemer. Stanford loaned Antigua tens of millions of dollars. The Caribbean island nation returned the favor by bestowing knighthood upon the Texas banker, and condemning an American-owned beach resort for him to develop. So goes the story of Natalia Querard. In 2001, Antigua expropriated the resort that her family and a group of American investors ran at Half Moon Bay.