‘Clementine Hunter and a Case of Forgery’ to be presented at Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame


The Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame will host the event “Clementine Hunter and a Case of Forgery,” presented by FBI Special Agent Randy Deaton, Saturday, April 13 at 2 p.m.

Special Agent Deaton will discuss his investigation into the forgery of artwork by renowned Louisiana Folk artist Clementine Hunter that led to the conviction of forger William J. Toye. He has been employed with the Federal Bureau of Investigation since November 1998. His field assignments have included the FBI’s New York Office and New Orleans Division. Special Agent Deaton is now assigned to the FBI New Orleans Division’s Joint Terrorism Task Force and is stationed in Alexandria.

In 2016, SA Deaton received the honor of being selected as one of the newest members of the FBI’s Rapid Deployment Art Crime Team. As an Art Crime Team member, SA Deaton conducts investigations related to art, antiques and cultural property.

This event is open and free to attend for the public. For more information, contact the museum at (318) 357-2492.