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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.

Violating Federal Cost Regulations, State Agencies Charged More than $400,000 in Prohibited Travel and Conference Costs to the Hardest Hit Fund

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SIGTARP's audit also finds outright waste, including TARP funds spent on luxury hotels, conferences and extravagant dinners and receptions


Former City of Detroit Building Authority Official and Former Executive at Adamo Group Plead Guilty to Bribery Conspiracy in Connection With the Detroit Demolition Program

The convictions detail how two employees of a demolition company deprived the government and taxpayers of full and open competition in the Hardest Hit Fund by providing a contractor confidential information about the lowest bid in exchange for bribes.

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

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