Our top law enforcement priority is to investigate and bring justice to unlawful conduct by financial institutions in HAMP. We also continue to support ongoing Department of Justice prosecutions of bankers and their co-conspirators, and foreclosure rescue scammers, that we investigated. We investigate corruption, fraud, and environmental crimes in federally-funded demolitions.
SIGTARP uses an innovative, intelligence-based approach to identify and investigate crime at financial institutions participating in EESA programs, including bank programs or foreclosure prevention programs.
Our special agents have the authority to search, seize, and arrest. When they and our investigators build a strong case against an individual or institution, SIGTARP then works with the Justice Department and other prosecutors to obtain convictions or a guilty plea.