Dean Anason is managing editor of American Banker. In two stints at AB that span nearly 17 years, Anason has been National and Consumer Finance editor, M&A editor, Washington bureau chief and Capitol Hill reporter. He was an assistant business editor at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution in between and began his career as the health care reporter for Atlanta Business Chronicle. He is based in his hometown of Atlanta, and can be reached at 770-621-9935.
A Long Island, N.Y., man was sentenced to prison time and ordered to pay $2.5 million after pleading guilty in June to ripping off distressed homeowners, said Christy Romero, the Tarp special inspector general.
Donald Trump was sworn in Friday, but banking industry executives have spent the last two months envisioning a vastly different political, economic and regulatory climate. The dominant question in coming months will be how realistic those expectations are.