Statutes of Limitations for Federal Cases:

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Section 3282 of Title 18, United States Code 

Prosecution for a non-capital offense shall be instituted within five years after the offense was committed. [1]

    Conspiracy is a continuing offense.  For statutes such as 18 U.S.C. § 371, which require “an overt act in furtherance of the conspiracy“, the statute of limitations begins to run on the date of the last overt act. [1]  


conspiracy – two or more persons operating in tandem, directly or indirectly, to perform an criminal act using lawful means, or a lawful objective using criminal means.


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[2]:  United States Department of Justice, Offices of the United States AttorneysU.S. Attorneys » Resources » U.S. Attorneys’ Manual » Criminal Resource Manual » CRM 500-999 » Criminal Resource Manual 601-699 652. Statute of Limitations for Conspiracy:


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