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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 taxpayer dollars

2017 First Quarter Report Issued

Report Cover 

  • A letter from the Inspector General about how SIGTARP will protect taxpayer dollars and programs in 2017 (inside cover)
  • An update on SIGTARP's efforts to investigate crime at financial institutions and in the ongoing TARP housing programs (p. 3)
  • Recent SIGTARP audits of TARP housing programs, including the Hardest Hit Fund and the Home Affordable Modification Programs (p. 21)
  • An overview of SIGTARP's oversight by the TARP program (p. 33)

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


Former Bank Officers and Borrower Convicted in Bank Fraud Scheme

GulfSouth Private Bank Received $7.5 million in TARP funds, which was lost when the bank failed.

SIGTARP by the Numbers

SIGTARP By The Numbers Infographic

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