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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 taxpayer dollars

Majority of Homeowners Denied Hardest Hit Fund Assistance
Earned Less than $30,000

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The Hardest Hit Fund (HHF) was created to provide a temporary safety net so working Americans most affected by the financial crisis could save their homes. But SIGTARP has found that a majority of homeowners denied entry into HHF earned less than $30,000.

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


Former GulfSouth Private Bank President & Vice President Charged in Bank Fraud Scheme

The indictment alleges that the bank officers devised a scheme to conceal that GulfSouth Private Bank had mortgage loans in default. GulfSouth received $7.5 Million in TARP funds, which were lost when the bank failed.

SIGTARP by the Numbers

Bankers charged with a crime or civil fraud 
* As of December 22, 2016

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