Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law

OSJCL Amici Board of Advisors

OSJCL Amici: Views from the Field

FBI Struggling with Financial Crisis Investigation Due to Low Numbers

The FBI is struggling to investigate the multitude of fraud allegations that have arisen in the wake of the recent financial crisis. As many of the agency’s resources have shifted toward national defense post-9/11, there has been a corresponding drop-off in the number of agents and investigations conducted in the field of white-collar crime. Critics have argued that a swifter response from the FBI may have discouraged some of the practices in the industry that contributed to the financial collapse of recent weeks.



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