Welcome to SIGTARP

The Office of the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (SIGTARP), a sophisticated, white-collar law enforcement agency, was established by Congress in 2008 to prevent fraud, waste, and abuse linked to the $700 billion Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP).

A watchdog for American taxpayers, SIGTARP conducts criminal and civil investigations related to TARP, audits how TARP assets are managed, and recommends ways to improve the program.​

  • SIGTARP Investigative Outcomes  

     

     

     

     

     

    For additional information, click here 

    *As of 6/30/15
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  • SIGTARP Investigative OutcomesSIGTARP Investigative Outcomes* – Criminal charges filed against 267 individuals, including 171 senior officers

    – Criminal convictions of 199 defendants, of whom 107 have been sentenced to prison (others are awaiting sentencing)

    – Civil charges filed against 67 individuals and 67 companies

    – Restitution orders entered for $4.3B, forfeiture orders for $263.6M, and civil and other judgments for $2.95B

    * As of 6/30/15
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  • Consumer Fraud Alert HAMP Mortgage Modification Scams – Beware of HAMP mortgage modification scams.

    – Mortgage modification scams have become all too prevalent, and SIGTARP has formed a taskforce to raise awareness of the scams.

    – An application to the federal Home Affordable Modification Program is free.

    – View tips to avoid mortgage mod scams
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  • Quarterly Report Quarterly Report Highlights*
    – $428.2 billion – Amount spent under TARP

    – $21.0 billion – Amount available to be spent under TARP

    – $35.9 billion – Amount still owed to taxpayers under TARP

    – $37.4 billion, $28 billion, $37.5 billion – Estimated cost of TARP as projected by OMB, CBO, and Treasury, respectively

    View the full report

    *As of 6/30/15
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  • Latest Audit/Evaluation Report Treasury Should Do Much More to Increase the Effectiveness of the TARP Hardest Hit Fund Blight Elimination Program





    – SIGTARP found that the HHF Blight Elimination Program is designed in a way that leaves Treasury in the dark on strategies, decisions, and blight elimination activity conducted under HHF and paid for with TARP dollars.

    – Limited knowledge about strategies, decisions and blight elimination activity decreases Treasury's ability to ensure that HHF in this area is on track to success or that states and city or county local partners are proceeding with the most effective use of TARP funds.

    – View the full report

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  • Zherka Pleads Guilty in New York - $5.23 million forfeiture Zherka Pleads Guilty in New York - $5.23 million forfeiture
    – Selim 'Sam' Zherka pleaded guilty on Aug. 27 to conspiring to make false statements to a bank and filing materially false federal tax returns.

    – View this news release in its entirety

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  • Report TARP Abuse Report TARP Abuse To report fraud, waste, and abuse of taxpayer funds related to TARP, contact SIGTARP

    Phone: 1-877-SIG-2009 (1-877-744-2009)

    Report TARP abuse with our online submission form

    Whistleblower protections apply.
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  • Armed Services Fraud Alert HAMP Mortgage Modification Scams – Beware HAMP mortgage modification scams.

    – Mortgage modification scams have been found to specifically target members of the Armed Services community

    – An application to the federal Home Affordable Modification Program is free.

    – View tips to avoid scams

    – View resources for members of the Armed Services Community
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Beware of mortgage modification scams
View tips to avoid scams
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