A target letter is a letter from the U.S. Attorneys Office informing you that you are a target of an ongoing investigation. If you are a target, then the government has reason to believe you have participated in a federal crime. Being a target is different than being a subject or a witness. A subject of an investigation is a person whose conduct is within the scope of a grand jury investigation. This is a level of accusation below target, but nonetheless must be taken seriously. If you have been identified as a witness, then the government believes you may have information relating to an ...