This article examines investigations into corruption cases where economic motives are very strong. The challenge for investigators to recover state losses faces various obstacles. On the other hand, wealth resulting from corruption often becomes a means of resistance. In addition, the assets of corruptors are often hidden, so that law enforcement requires separate efforts. The research method used is a normative method with a statutory approach. Meanwhile, the interpretation of regulations is carried out by means of systematic interpretation. Investigation of criminal acts of corruption is a difficult and complex stage full of challenges that requires investigators to compete with the perpetrators of crimes. Investigators face many obstacles, especially related to laws and regulations, limited facilities and infrastructure which cause difficulties in confiscating the assets of perpetrators of corruption. On the other hand, judges decisions related to compensation money and fines are often not paid. These obstacles cause the recovery of state losses and the fines that must be paid to be not optimal. Therefore, efforts are needed to strengthen the authority of police investigators and prosecutors to create a balance in the investigation of criminal acts of corruption. Investigation of criminal acts of corruption requires a strong legal framework.