"[EH] ... told the bipartisan Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission that the FBI is investigating 2,800 mortgage fraud cases, up 400 percent from five yeara ago, and that he hopes to have 50 new FBI agenst and 155 new attorneys working financial-crimes cases in the coming year. Still, Holder said, 'our resources, even given those additions, are relatively limited, and these cases are complex ones'," Daniel Wagner & Tom Baum at the Houston Chronicle, 15 January 2010: http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/headline/biz/6816692.html.
Crawford damns with faint praise. Consider what the other federal agencies look like. Brown's comment is interesting. Is he saying the DOJ is "focused on [protecting] companies that packaged and sold the mortgages"? He doesn't say prosecuting.