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Request For FBI Assistance

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Memorandum U.S. Department of Justice Seal

Subject: Request for FBI Assistance:
[Commodity] Grand Jury Investigation [(District)] -- [(City and State in which the GJ is sitting)]
Date: [DOJ File Number]
To: Nancy Nelson, Chief
Public Integrity in Government/
     Civil Rights Section
Criminal Investigative Division
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Attn: Mike Anderson, Chief
Public Corruption/
Governmental Fraud Unit
From: Marc Siegel
Director of Criminal Enforcement
Antitrust Division

I. Introduction

The Antitrust Division is conducting an investigation of [offense--bid rigging, price fixing, customer allocation, etc.] among [who--distributors, bidders, etc.] of [commodity] in [city, state]. We request FBI assistance on all phases of the investigation. Initially, we request agent assistance in [interviewing possible witnesses, consensual monitoring, etc.]. [Name(s) of attorney(s)], trial attorney(s) in the [name of office or section], [telephone number(s)], [has/have] been assigned to this matter.

II. Synopsis Of Allegations

[Note: Your synopsis should be one or two paragraphs.]

Subjects of the investigation include:

[Corporation Name, City, State
Corporation Name, City, Country]
[Name, Position, Corporation, Location]

III. Possible Federal Violations

The conduct alleged here could possibly be prosecuted under [appropriate statutes, e.g., 15 U.S.C. § 1, 18 U.S.C. § 1341, 18 U.S.C. § 1343, etc.].

IV. Judicial District

Any charges arising from this investigation would likely be filed in the [district] in [city where the grand jury is sitting].

V. Other Investigatory Agencies

We do not anticipate that any other investigatory agencies will participate in the investigation of this matter [or if you anticipate another agency's participation, list the agency and describe its role in the investigation].

VI. Conclusion

FBI support would be of substantial assistance to the Division in investigating this alleged violation. If this investigation yields sufficient evidence of a criminal violation, the Division will prosecute the matter.

Updated June 25, 2015