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An indictment is a formal accusation that a person has committed a crime. A sealed indictment is an indictment that stays non-public until an arrest is made. Sealed indictments are typically used in prosecuting individuals or criminal networks in cases where revealing names could lead individuals to flee or destroy evidence.
In 2006, there were only 1,077 sealed indictments for the entire year, according to a 2009 Federal Judicial Center report. Those sealed indictments made up about 0.96% of all criminal cases that year.
Contrast that to 2017.In less than two months (October 30 to December 22, 2017), 9,294 sealed indictments have been filed in districts across the United States, according todata collected by researchers and gathered from the Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER) service of the federal judiciary.
According to Marc Ruskin, a former FBI undercover agent and author of The Pretender: My Life Undercover…
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