Mike Perry, who led IndyMac Bancorp until its collapse in 2008, is trying to rehabilitate his image, waging a public campaign rarely seen from an executive of a failed bank.

On a new Web site called Not Too Big To Fail, Perry wrote that he "kept silent for three years," in the hope of being "left alone," but now has decided to defend himself against "unwarranted and false, public accusations" by regulators and other litigants.

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