A federal indictment is a legal document used by prosecutors to initiate legal proceedings in a federal criminal case. In order to bring criminal charges for alleged federal PPP loan fraud, the prosecutor must first obtain a federal indictment from a grand jury. Alternatively, if prosecutors need to make an arrest quickly, a federal criminal complaint can be used. Once an arrest is made on a criminal complaint however, the defendant must be charged by an indictment within 30 days. Read More FAQ’s