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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.

2019 Third Quarter Report Issued

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This report's features include:
  • A letter from Special Inspector General Christy Goldsmith Romero on SIGTARP's investigative and audit results.
  • A review of the top challenges and threats to TARP.


Victims and Taxpayers Have Recovered More Than $1 Billion in the Last Year and a Half as a Result of SIGTARP Investigations

As a result of SIGTARP investigations, $712 million in the first half of fiscal year 2019 and $314 million in fiscal year 2018 have been recovered for victims and taxpayers

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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Financial Institution Enforcement Infographic
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