Attorney General Eric Holder asked government investigators to submit a list of executives that played a major role in this financial debacle within the next 90 days. These investigators have been gathering information from major banks for years. The big question is why is it taking so long to get to the bottom of this mess?
The answer may be the fact that civil and criminal charges may be hard to prove. Holder has been criticized for dragging his legal feet on this matter, and some people think they know why. Some critics believe the government knew about the shady money dealings and turned a blind eye to them. The government allowed the banks to break the law as long as they kept all the financial balls in the air, and the economy continued to grow.