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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.

2018 Second Quarter Report Issued

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Features:
  • A review by the Special Inspector General of TARP activities in the last year and SIGTARP's related oversight
  • 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 of TARP program

Press

Banker Shaun Hayes Sentenced to Five Years and Eight Months in Federal Prison

Hayes pled guilty to participating in a scheme to defraud Excel Bank and to profit from illegal insider loans

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.

Bringing Accountability to the Insulated CEO

Goldsmith Romero Interview

Executives from medium and small banks have been successfully prosecuted and sentenced to prison for committing crimes. But not big bank executives, who are purposely insulated from knowing about wrongdoing. Special Inspector General Goldsmith Romero proposes a crime and fraud certification to help fix that problem.

Goldsmith Romero Interview

Special Inspector General Goldsmith Romero speaks with CNBC about the proposal

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The New York Times profiles SIGTARP's success investigating medium and small banks

SIGTARP Investigations By the Numbers


SIGTARP By The Numbers Infographic

Financial Institution Enforcement Infographic

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