Cloutier signing 'Big Bad Banks' Saturday at Barnes & Noble
Rusty Cloutier will be signing copies of Big Bad Banks: How greed and
ego among the big shots in banking and government created the crisis
that wrecked our economy on Saturday, Dec. 12, from 10 a.m. to noon and again from 2-6 p.m. at
Barnes & Noble in Lafayette.
Cloutier is never at a loss for
words, and at age 62, he’s finding a growing national audience willing to listen to his thoughts on the disaster he saw shaping up for many years -- and what steps need to be taken to avoid the same problems in the future. Earlier this month, he
was on CNBC’s “Squawk Box.” Earlier this year, he testified on Capitol
Hill and was profiled in The New York Times Magazine. As a
lifelong community banker, director of the Atlanta Federal Reserve’s
New Orleans branch for six years and former chairman of the Independent
Community Bankers of America, Cloutier had a unique vantage point of
last year’s economic crisis, which he shares in his recently
self-published book, Big Bad Banks: How greed and ego among the big shots in banking and government created the crisis that wrecked our economy.
Read The Ind's recent Q&A with the banker turned author here.
There will soon be a whole lot of shakin’ going on at Benny’s Sportshack Supplement Depot, a new concept by Opelousas native Benny Nele. Located at 2002 Johnston St., the supplement shop, smoothie bar and café, featuring hot off the press paninis and wraps, plans to open in late May.
Philip deMahy Sr., a once respected New Iberia ad exec, was sentenced May 2 to spend the next two years (he faced up to 100 years) in a state penitentiary after state and federal investigators found dozens of images depicting children engaged in lewd sexual acts on his personal computer.