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Federal Government Devoting More Resources to White Collar Crime Cases

Under the Obama Administration, the Department of Justice has indicated an increased focus on mortgage fraud and other white collar crimes. We have discussed this marked increase in investigations and prosecutions of various white collar crimes in previous blogs here , here and here. However, a recent press release from the U.S. Department of Justice further emphasizes the point that mortgage fraud and other white collar crimes remain high on the government’s list of priorities.

According to the press release, the government is currently investigating more than 2100 mortgage fraud cases, which is an increase of 400% from five years ago, and the government has doubled the number of agents investigating such crimes.