The inspector general who oversees the rescue program said Monday that the Treasury Department gave misleading statements about the health of the initial large banks in which it invested capital.

In a report to Congress, Inspector General Neil Barofsky said the Treasury labeled all of the initial nine banks to receive Troubled Asset Relief Program funds as "healthy." Yet, Barofsky said the government had concerns at the time over the health of several of those firms.

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