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The Office of the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (SIGTARP) is a federal law enforcement agency and an independent audit watchdog that targets financial institution crime and other fraud, waste, and abuse related to TARP.


Semiannual Report to Congress Issued

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Features of the April 1, 2019 - September 30, 2019 report include:
  • A letter from the Special Inspector General on the repeated extension and expansion of TARP.
  • An overview of SIGTARP's oversight of Making Home Affordable, including the Home Affordable Modification Program.
  • An overview of SIGTARP's oversight of the Hardest Hit Fund.
  • An overview of SIGTARP's oversight of bank and TARP investment programs.

Press

Former City of Detroit Building Authority Official Sentenced for Bribery Conspiracy in Connection with the Hardest Hit Fund's Detroit Demolition Program

The defendant started taking bribes from subcontractors when he worked for lead contractor Adamo and continued his crimes as a city official.

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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