The U.S. Justice
Department’s proposed budget for fiscal 2010 includes more funds for
FBI agents to investigate mortgage fraud and white collar crime,
Attorney General Eric Holder said on Thursday, according to Reuters.
is requesting 3.8 percent more funds in the total budget, he said in
prepared testimony before a Senate appropriations committee.
funds would be used for “additional federal prosecutors, civil
litigators and bankruptcy attorneys to portect investors, the market,
the federal government’s investment of resources in the financial
crisis and the American public,” he wrote.