The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) wants people to know that fake threats and hoaxes targeting public buildings and private citizens can lead to very real prison sentences.
You can find out that you're the target of a federal investigation a number of different ways. One way is hearing from friends, colleagues and business associates that they've recently been interviewed by investigators or asked to give a statement about your activities.
Public corruption is a broad term that encompasses almost any kind of misuse of a public office or government position for one's own private gain.
The United States is experiencing a lot of internal conflict over immigration issues right now -- including the idea that there may be large numbers of immigrants voting illegally and swaying important elections.
Is being in the presence of someone who is contemplating the commission of a crime illegal in itself? It depends on whether or not prosecutors believe that you engaged in a conspiracy with that other person.
What do you do if a federal agent knocks on your door and wants to ask you some questions about your former employer, your boss, your brother-in-law or your best friend?
A five-year scam robbed the United States Postal Service (USPS) of around $16 million in free deliveries. It happened through forgery combined with a little modern technology.
You can't really look at the news these days without reading about a federal investigation into something. One thing you may quickly notice is that someone who is initially described as "just a witness" will suddenly end up facing charges along with the original subject of the investigation.
A measure known as the "Protect and Serve Act" is steadily making its way through Congress — and it could be a step closer to eroding the rights that citizens enjoy under the U.S. Constitution.