Question: What should I do if I get a target letter?

Benson Varghese: A target letter is a letter sent out by the U.S. Attorney’s Office. It is informing you that you are the subject of an investigation. The U.S. Attorney will often ask that you come in to meet with an agent as well as a representative of the U.S. Attorney’s Office. These letters often go out when you are the subject of the investigation and they believe that your cooperation might assist them in other investigations. It is absolutely important to call an attorney the moment you get that letter. Only an attorney can ensure that the information that you’re providing garners you the maximum benefit. Understand that those letters only go out when the federal government has you in its sight.