Obama Administration Insider, Neil Barofsky, Reveals the Truth about TARP and the Bank Bailouts

An Obama Administration Insider Reveals the Truth about TARP and the Bank Bailouts

(New York, NY, May 23, 2012) – With the estimated $3 billion loss at JPMorgan Chase rekindling the debate about financial industry regulation, and with the government’s handling of the economic recovery the decisive issue in the fall elections, Free Press announced today a forthcoming book by Neil Barofsky, who served both the Bush and Obama administrations as the watchdog of the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP). BAILOUT: An Inside Account of How Washington Abandoned Main Street While Rescuing Wall Street will be published on July 24, 2012.

From December 2008 until March 2011, Barofsky was the Special Inspector General charged with oversight of TARP, working to ensure against fraud and abuse in the spending of the $700 billion allocated for the bailouts. From the start he was in constant conflict with the officials at the Treasury Department in charge of the bailouts who were in thrall to the interests of the big banks and steadfastly failed to hold them accountable, even as they disregarded major job losses caused by the auto bailouts and failed to help struggling homeowners. Barofsky recounts how his reports of a wave of criminal mortgage fraud and other abuses being perpetrated against homeowners in connection with programs that the Treasury itself set up were ignored time and again.

Barofsky offers detailed accounts of the behind-the-scenes conflicts and his struggles with Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, the Bush appointed “TARP Czar” Neel Kashkari and his successor, the Obama appointed Herb Allison, and others. His revelations show in stark detail just how captured by Wall Street our political system is; why the banks have not been held accountable; and how the failure to enact effective regulation has put the country in danger of an even bigger crisis in the future.

Senior Editor Emily Loose acquired World rights, including audio and first serial, from David Kuhn of Kuhn Projects.

About the author

Neil Barofsky is currently a Senior Fellow at NYU School of Law.




3 Responses to “Obama Administration Insider, Neil Barofsky, Reveals the Truth about TARP and the Bank Bailouts”
  1. Fury says:

    where’s our money?

  2. Joe Par says:

    Same old story just different faces. It’s pick and choose at all the Federal agencies. In other words if you have the money and connections, the Feds will choose to ignore your criminal activity.

    • TruthPress says:

      The Money Trust Investigation AKA THE Pujo Committee: was held in the early 1900’s, and was an Investigation of Financial and Monetary Conditions in the United States Under House Resolutions Nos. 429 and 504 < and included the Morgan’s then, & Now 100 years later! See the files
      Money Trust Investigation – Part 1, May 16, 1912. Pages 1-94.
      Money Trust Investigation – Part 2, June 6, 1912. Pages 95-170.
      Money Trust Investigation – Part 3, June 7, 1912. Pages 171-267.
      Money Trust Investigation – Part 4, June 11, 1912. Pages 269-342.
      Money Trust Investigation – Part 5, June 12, 1912. Pages 343-411.
      Money Trust Investigation – Part 6, June 13, 1912. Pages 413-504.
      Money Trust Investigation – Part 7, December 9, 1912. Pages 505-573.
      Money Trust Investigation – Part 8, December 10, 1912. Pages 575-667.
      Money Trust Investigation – Part 9, December 11, 1912. Pages 669-740.
      Money Trust Investigation – Part 10, December 12, 1912. Pages 741-823.
      Money Trust Investigation – Part 11, December 13, 1912. Pages 825-894.
      Money Trust Investigation – Part 12, December 16, 1912. Pages 895-928.
      Money Trust Investigation – Part 13, December 17, 1912. Pages 929-969.
      Money Trust Investigation – Part 14, December 18, 1912. Pages 971-1010.
      Money Trust Investigation – Exhibit 134-A, December 18, 1912. Supplemental chart.
      Money Trust Investigation – Exhibit 134-B, December 18, 1912. Supplemental chart.
      Money Trust Investigation – Interlocking Directorates (Exhibit 134-C). Pages 1-28.
      Money Trust Investigation – Part 15, December 19, 1912. Pages 1011-1101.
      Money Trust Investigation – Part 16, Exhibit 71, December 11, 1912. Pages 1103-1214.
      Money Trust Investigation – Part 17, January 6, 1913. Pages 1215-1266.
      Money Trust Investigation – Part 18, January 7, 1913. Pages 1267-1360.
      Money Trust Investigation – Part 19, January 8, 1913 Lewis Cass Payseur
      “Pandora’s Box” by Alex Christoper that was referenced in The Art of Passing the Buck

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