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Jan 23, 2015
Office of the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (SIGTARP) News Release - January 23, 2015: Florida Man Sentenced to 21 Months in Federal Prison for $433,000 Fraud Scheme
|Michael Ramdat was sentenced to 21 months in federal prison and ordered to pay restitution for a fraud scheme he perpetrated against small business owners and others seeking lines of credit across the nation, announced the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program.|
Read the news release here.
Follow SIGTARP on Twitter @SIGTARP, here.
To report allegations of fraud, waste, abuse, mismanagement, or misrepresentations involving the taxpayer-funded Troubled Asset Relief Program, call (877) SIG-2009 or send confidential information to SIGTARP via an online Hotline form.
Audit reports and quarterly reports to Congress about the management and transparency of TARP programs are posted here.
SIGTARP welcomes comments and suggestions. You may reach us at the phone number and mailing address below:
Phone: (202) 927-8940
Mail: Office of the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program
1801 L Street NW
Washington, DC 20220
The Washington Post | The Switch on January 23, 2015: Did Congress, the media and the FCC all misunderstand what Verizon said on net neutrality? Verizon thinks.
DealBook P.M. Edition on January 23, 2015: Top Story: Apollo Seeks to Raise Fund to Buy Energy Sector Debt.
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