How do I tell who is investigating me or my company?
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To find out who is investigating you or your company, look for the following information on your subpoena:
- What court is referenced on the subpoena? Determine whether it is a state or federal court.
- Who was the agent who served you and what agency was s/he from?
- What government attorney authorized the subpoena and what office and agency is s/he from?
Answers to these questions, as well as the nature of the document demands themselves, provide important clues regarding the nature and scope of the criminal investigation. They will provide good starting points for determining the focus of the investigation, where the investigation stands, whether or not you and/or you company is a “witness,” “subject” or a “target” and the identities of the persons and organizations that are under investigation. An attorney with broad experience in grand jury investigations can assist you with these issues.