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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 Second Quarter Report Issued

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  • A review by the Special Inspector General of TARP activities in the last year and SIGTARP's related oversight
  • An update on SIGTARP's efforts to investigate crime at financial institutions and the TARP housing programs
  • An update on SIGTARP's audits and recommendations
  • An overview of SIGTARP's oversight of TARP program

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.


Former CEO and Former Chief Loan Officer of Failed Sonoma Valley Bank Convicted after Trial of Bank Fraud and Other Crimes

Sonoma Valley Bank received an $8.65 million bailout from TARP, which was lost when the bank failed

SIGTARP Investigations By the Numbers

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