The proposed governmental program allowing the purchase of toxic bank assets “presents an ideal opportunity” for criminals wishing to launder money, a U.S. watchdog agency said Tuesday.
The Office of the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (“SIGTARP”) was created under the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 (“EESA”) to conduct, supervise, and coordinate audits and investigations of the purchase, management, guaranty, and sale of assets under the TARP. More than $300 billion has already been expended, and Secretary Geithner has now outlined his plans for how Treasury will spend the balance of the $700 billion approved by Congress under EESA…”
An interesting article regarding possible bank fraud and bail-out funds…
The story of the investigation into the failed multi-million pound cyberheist at Sumitomo Bank can finally be told, following the recent conviction and sentencing of its perpetrators.
An NYPD cop moonlighted as a money-launderer for her drug-dealing boyfriend, picking up cash from his heroin operation and making bank deposits, prosecutors charged.
A couple of absent-minded thieves tried to steal an ATM machine from a Jersey City grocery store early this morning, but instead they gave new meaning to the term “fell off the back of a truck.”
A former tax specialist who ran the high-priced escort service patronized by former Gov. Eliot Spitzer was sentenced on Friday to 2½ years in prison on prostitution and money laundering conspiracy charges.