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  •  U.S.A.M. 9-11.151 (none)

    Our source is the U.S. Attorneys Manual, and here's a link to the place on the Department of Justice site where the relevant section appears:
    http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/eousa/foia_reading_room/usam/title9/11mcrm.htm#9-11.150 .

    Section 9-11.151 cites a couple of U.S. Supreme Court decisions which require that witnesses before a grand jury who have become targets be notified of that, so that they may exercise their Fifth Amendment privilege against compulsory self-incrimination.

    Here's that section's definition of "target":

    A "target" is a person as to whom the prosecutor or the grand jury has substantial evidence linking him or her to the commission of a crime and who, in the judgment of the prosecutor, is a putative defendant. An officer or employee of an organization which is a target is not automatically considered a target even if such officer's or employee's conduct contributed to the commission of the crime by the target organization. The same lack of automatic target status holds true for organizations which employ, or employed, an officer or employee who is a target.

    Here's a link to a sample target letter:
    http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/eousa/foia_reading_room/usam/title9/crm00160.htm .

    I hope that answers your question.

    We're all in this together.

    by JTML on Fri Oct 21, 2005 at 12:06:55 AM PDT

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