Think the Criminal Statute of Limitations for Failure to Report Foreign Bank Accounts Has Expired? Think Again.
In general, the United States has five years to start criminal proceedings in a criminal case (either through an indictment or information). 18 U.S.C. § 3282. However, there are several statutes that could suspend or extend this five-year period, and an individual might not even know if the statute of limitations has been extended.