Christy Romero Chosen by Obama as TARP Inspector General

Christy Romero, deputy special inspector general for the Troubled Asset Relief Program, was chosen by President Barack Obama to move into the top position.

Romero would replace Neil Barofsky, who was appointed special inspector general for TARP by President George W. Bush in 2008 and left in March 2011. Romero came to the special inspector’s office in 2009 from the Securities and Exchange Commission, where she was a counsel to chairmen Mary Schapiro and Christopher Cox.

Obama intends to nominate Romero, the White House said in a statement today.

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