03/08/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Bailout Investigation Released: Help Us Dig Through It

The investigator in charge of overseeing the expenditure of TARP funds -- money for banks to stabilize the financial industry -- released his first report Thursday.

Coming in at 188 pages, it's the most aggressive attempt yet by federal auditors to account for the use of the billions that have been disbursed as part of the Treasury Department's Troubled Asset Relief Program, a $700 billion ongoing project.

The report by Special Inspector General Neil Barofsky seeks to detail how the federal government has spent TARP funds to date and outlines a future strategy to encourage transparency and oversight of the program.

The report can be found in pdf form here. If you find anything noteworthy or in need of further investigation, send it to or drop your thoughts in the comment section. (We always prefer to credit our researchers by name, so let us know if you'd prefer to stay anonymous.)

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