Title: Letter Re: Grand Jury Subpoena from DOJ to David House
Release Date: 2011-06-09
Document Date: 2011-05-25
Text: U. S. Department of Justice
United States Attorney
Eastern District of Virginia
Justin W. Williams United States Attorney's Building
2100 Jamieson Avenue
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
May 25, 2011
33 Harry Agganis Way, No. 9802
Boston, MA 02215
Dear Sir or Madam:
A subpoena has been issued for your appearance as a witness before a federal grand jury
in this District. It is the policy of the Department of Justice and this Office to provide the
following basic information to ALL witnesses concerning their appearance before the grand jury.
Although the subpoena directs you to appear on 6/15/2011 at 9:30 a.m., the actual
time of your appearance may be scheduled at a different time. Please call AUSA Tracy
McCormick at 703-299-3700 for the time of your actual appearance.
The grand jury consists of sixteen to twenty-three persons who inquire into federal crimes
which may have been committed in this judicial District. Only authorized persons may be
present in the grand jury room while evidence is being presented. This means that the only
person who may be present while testimony is being given are members of the grand jury,
attorneys for the government, the witness under examination, an interpreter when needed, and for
the purpose of taking evidence, a stenographer or operator of a recording device.
As a grand jury witness, you will be asked to testify and answer questions concerning
possible violations of federal criminal law. The public through the grand jury has a right to
every person’s evidence, except where the privilege against self-incrimination would apply.
The mere fact that this letter is provided to a person subpoenaed to testify before a grand
jury should not be taken as any implication or suggestion that the person subpoenaed is likely to
be charged (indicted) with the crime under investigation.
We advise you that the Grand Jury is conducting an investigation of possible violations of
federal criminal law involving, but not necessarily limited to conspiracy to communicate or
transmit national defense information in violation of 18 U.S.C.§ 793(g) and conspiracy to violate
the laws of the United States, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 371 to wit: knowingly accessing a
computer without authorization or exceeding authorized access and having obtained information
protected from disclosure for reasons of national defense or foreign relations in violation of 18
U.S.C. § 1030(a) and knowingly stealing or converting any record or thing of value of the United
States or any department or agency thereof in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 641.
During your experience as a witness before a grand jury, you will be expected to answer
all questions asked of you, except to the extent that a truthful answer to a question would tend to
incriminate you. An untruthful answer to any question may be the basis for prosecuting the
untruthful witness for perjury. Anything that you say may be used against you by the grand jury
or may later be used against you in court. You may consult your attorney before testifying; you
may have your attorney outside the grand jury room, and if you desire, you will be afforded
reasonable opportunity to step outside the grand jury room to consult with your attorney before
answering any question.
If you have any questions concerning the general subject matter of your appearance, or
other questions, you may contact the United States Attorney’s Office at 703-299-3700.
Neil H. MacBride
United States Attorney
Assistant United States Attorney