The Department of Justice called for an increase in compensation for whistleblowers and cooperating witnesses. The DOJ suggested that compensation levels were too low to entice executives in the financial industry to report wrongdoing. The DOJ is under continued scrutiny for not aggressively pursuing criminal charges against executives who contributed to the 2008 financial meltdown.
Eric Holder also called for hiring additional FBI agents to conduct white collar investigations. He cited the need for expertise in forensic accounting and called for additional resources for the FBI to conduct complex investigations.