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The Office of the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (SIGTARP) is a federal law enforcement agency that targets financial institution crime and is an independent watchdog protecting the interests of the American people.

2017 Fourth Quarter Report Issued

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Features:
  • A proposal from the Special Inspector General to establish a permanent law enforcement office with a narrow mandate to investigate financial institution fraud
  • An update on SIGTARP's efforts to investigate crime at financial institutions and the TARP housing programs
  • An update on SIGTARP's audits and recommendations
  • An overview of SIGTARP's oversight by TARP

Countering the Ongoing and Evolving Threat of Financial Institution Fraud

The 2008 financial crisis laid bare one of nation's vulnerabilities: financial institution fraud. As recent scandals show, this type of fraud does not go away: it evolves and grows more harmful over time - weakening our financial institutions from the inside. To fix this problem, Special Inspector General Goldsmith Romero proposes the creation of a permanent law enforcement office with a narrow mandate to investigate financial institution fraud.

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Former Vice President at Two TARP Banks Sentenced to 78 Months in Federal Prison for Fraud and Identity Theft

A former TARP banker was sentenced to 78 months in prison today for a fraud and identity theft scheme that caused more than $3.2 million in losses.

SIGTARP Investigations By the Numbers


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