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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 Third Quarter Report Issued

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This report's features include:
  • A letter from Special Inspector General Christy Goldsmith Romero that reviews SIGTARP's recoveries in fiscal year 2018 and outlines areas of focus for the years to come.
  • The most serious challenges facing the government in TARP.

Press

Former CEO And Chief Loan Officer Of Failed Sonoma Valley Bank, And Borrower's California Attorney, Sentenced To Multi-Year Prison Terms For Bank Fraud And Other Crimes

$8.6 Million in TARP funds were lost when the bank failed. The court ordered asset forfeiture of defendant's interest in real estate worth approximately $20.8 million as proceeds of the crimes.

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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