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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

2016 Fourth Quarter Report Issued

Report Cover 

  • A proposal to bring accountability to the insulated CEO (p. 2)
  • In HAMP, taxpayers remain on the hook for billions to be paid to servicers with poor track records (p. 77)
  • $8.2 million in waste and abuse found in the Nevada Hardest Hit Fund    (p. 45)

Bringing Accountability to the Insulated CEO

Goldsmith Romero Interview

Special Inspector General Goldsmith Romero speaks with CNBC's Closing Bell about how a crime and fraud certification could bring accountability to Wall Street


Ally Financial Agrees to $52 Million to Resolve Investigation into Improper Conduct Related to Issuance of Mortgage-Backed Securities

Ally received substantial TARP bailout funds; with this agreement Ally acknowledges that the underwriting and diligence process was deficient in connection with the securitization of 40,000 toxic subprime mortgage loans by its subsidiaries--exactly the type of abuse that contributed to the financial crisis.

SIGTARP by the Numbers

Bankers charged with a crime or civil fraud 
* As of October 20, 2016

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