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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.

Risk of Asbestos Exposure, Illegal Dumping, and Contaminated Soil Found in Federal Blight Elimination Program

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House demolitions funded by the Hardest Hit Fund's $806 million Blight Elimination Program could expose residents to hazardous materials and other risks, unless specific industry best practices are required and state agency oversight is strengthened.

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 Vice President at Two TARP Banks Sentenced to 78 Months in Federal Prison for Fraud and Identity Theft

A former TARP banker was sentenced to 78 months in prison today for a fraud and identity theft scheme that caused more than $3.2 million in losses.

SIGTARP Investigations By the Numbers

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