SIGTARP — A New Enforcer On The Block

Law360, New York (September 27, 2010, 11:50 AM EDT) -- Though the Office of the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (“SIGTARP”) has existed for nearly two years, evidence of SIGTARP’s growing presence is becoming apparent.

Coupled with key False Claims Act amendments, enacted as part of the Fraud Enforcement and Recovery Act of 2009, direct or indirect Troubled Asset Relief Program recipients should be aware of SIGTARP’s criminal investigative activity and should proceed cautiously. TARP funding brings recipients under a tremendous microscope and can subject recipients to significant civil and criminal liability...
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