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Good afternoon. What are they investigating you for? Have you spoken with them? Do you have an attorney?
When they feel they have gathered all they can on the alleged fraud and think they have a solid case, they would make an arrest. The problem is that they are never going to really tell you, since you could be a flight risk and if they want to prosecute, need to know where you are and where to find you. They may think you will panic and leave the State or Country, so there is no way that they tell you. Now, if you retain an attorney, they can speak with the FBI on your behalf and see exactly what is going on and possible try and work with them to resolve or settle this or at least get a chance to speak with them and see if they are going to proceed. You certainly do not want to speak with them on your own. Keep in mind that there is also a statute of limitations. That is the time in which they have to charge. Under United States Code 18 Section 3282, the statute of limitations for most federal crimes is five years.
The federal statute of limitations can be longer than five years for certain crimes, including:
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