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.