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Former Alabama Bank Manager Sentenced for Fraud

A former branch manager of an Alabama bank that received assistance through the government's Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) was sentenced after pleading guilty to fraud, Special Inspector General for TARP (SIGTARP) announced recently.

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Virginia Man Sentenced for Hacking Fannie Mae-Run Website

A Virginia man has been sentenced for illegally accessing government servers that hosted a Fannie Mae website used to support federal mortgage loan modification programs, the Office of the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (SIGTARP) announced on Friday.

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Colorado Men Sentenced for Role in TARP Fraud

Two Colorado men were sentenced to federal prison time and ordered to pay more than $1 million each in restitution for their roles in scheme to defraud a Colorado bank that was a recipient of Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) funds, the Special Inspector General for TARP (SIGTARP), Christy Romero, and U.S. Attorney for the District of Colorado John Walsh announced recently.

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Kansas Man Sentenced for HAMP Fraud

A Mexican national living in Wichita, Kansas, was sentenced for fraudulently obtaining a mortgage modification loan through the Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP), which is funded by the government's Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP), Special Inspector General for TARP (SIGTARP) Christy Romero announced recently.

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Alleged Real Estate Fraud Leads to New York Man’s Indictment

According to SIGTARP, Zherka secured the loans for the purchase and refinance of apartment complexes across the country, lying all the while about the purchase prices of the real estate, the amount of the down payments he was making, and his assets, income, and tax returns. He also misrepresented the circumstances of a court judgment made against him in 2000 for assault and breach of contract, the special inspector general's office said.

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Father, Son Indicted on TARP Fraud Charges

Two Kansas men were indicted on multiple charges of defrauding a bank that was receiving government assistance out of more than $877,000, the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (SIGTARP) Christy Romero and U.S. Attorney for the District of Kansas Barry Grissom announced recently.

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SIGTARP Requests More Transparency from Treasury

The watchdog that oversees the money given under the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) has called for more transparency from the U.S. Treasury Department. In a letter to Treasury Secretary Jack Lew dated September 2, the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Recovery Program (SIGTARP), Christy Romero, stated that a SIGTARP audit found evidence that the Treasury Department modified "some of the data reported by the financial institutions" in a report on how TARP funds were spent.

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Three Charged in Massive Mortgage Modification Scam

Three men were arrested and charged in connection with what is believed to be one of the biggest mortgage modification schemes ever perpetrated, according to an announcement made by Christy Romero, Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (SIGTARP), and Preet Bharara, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York.

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