Hi, My name is Philip. I am an attorney with over 16 years experience. Hopefully I can help you with your legal question.
Generally speaking it is NOT possible to get in trouble for the actions of another UNLESS you either
1. Conspired with them. If you knew about the illegal conduct and discussed with him on how he could best accomplish committing the crime, it may well be you are guilty of the crime of conspiracy
2. Aided or abetted them: If you knew that he was thinking about committing a crime, and you encouraged him to do so, or if you knew he committed a crime and you helped him after the crime to prevent his being caught, that would be a crime.
If either of the above is true...or even if either of the above is not true but there is evidence that could suggest it be true? I would NOT talk to the FBI
You have no obligation to talk to the FBI. Period. You can politely refuse to speak to them. They have no power to compel you give a statement. Even if you are not a suspect, you can refuse to speak to the police.
Now...if you are summoned to court?
That is a separate matter.
If you are served with a subpoena you must respond to that subpoena.
And if the court orders you to testify, you are required to testify UNLESS testimony would incriminate you. In such a case you can invoke your right to remain silent, as provided for in the bill of rights of the Constitution.
BotXXXXX XXXXXne: You are not required to speak to the FBI
But you are required to respond to a subpoena to testify.
If they want you to testify in an manner that would incriminate yourself? You can invoke your right to remain silent.
Please let me know if you have more questions...happy to assist if I can