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TARP Top Cop Neil Barofsky on Drug Lords and Mortgage Fraud

Clip: 08/07/2012 | 5m 1s

TARP cop Neil Barofsky, appointed by President Bush and retained by President Obama to prevent fraud in the nearly-trillion-dollar Troubled Assets Relief Program, talks to Paul Solman about why he took a job he didn't want, his brush with death in his previous job -- pursuing drug lords in Colombia -- and what he learned prosecuting mortgage fraud before the crisis hit.

Aired: 08/07/12

Rating: NR

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