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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.

SIGTARP works across jurisdictions to investigate all organizations and individuals involved in TARP programs. Our analytical, experience-based approach identifies hidden crime and we work with the U.S. Department of Justice to hold accountable individuals and financial institutions that break the law. SIGTARP audits protect taxpayer dollars while improving TARP programs.

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FINAL DEFENDENT SENTENCED IN PIERCE COMMERCIAL MORTGAGE FRAUD INVESTIGATION

The final defendant in a long running investigation of mortgage fraud at Pierce Commercial Bank was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Tacoma, announced Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program Christy Goldsmith Romero and U.S. Attorney Annette L. Hayes. Between 2005 and 2008, Ben Leske, 40, of Puyallup, worked as a loan officer for PC Bank Home Loans, a division of Pierce Commercial Bank. Leske pleaded guilty in May 2017, to making false statements on loan applications.

ALLY FINANCIAL AGREES TO PAY $52 MILLION TO RESOLVE INVESTIGATION INTO IMPROPER CONDUCT RELATED...

Ally Financial Inc. has agreed to pay the United States $52 million to settle allegations that its subsidiaries acted improperly in relation to 10 subprime residential mortgage backed securities (RMBS) in 2006 and 2007.

Business Real Estate Press Releases

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Distinctive Single-Family Homes in Costa Mesa Win Design Award

International award-winning KTGY Architecture + Planning is pleased to announce that KTGY’s excellence in residential design and planning has been recognized by the Building Industry Association’s (BIA) Greater Sales and Marketing Council’s 2018 SoCal Awards program. Vitae in Costa Mesa received the SoCal Award for “Best Design Detached Home Under 2,000 SF.” This year’s competition drew more than 500 entries.

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Number of Real Estate Teams is Growing, NAR Survey Finds

Teams are becoming more common in the real estate industry as an increasing number of Realtors®, members of the National Association of Realtors®, consider themselves a member of a real estate team, according to a new survey by NAR.