Wednesday, August 2, 2006
According to the Tampa Tribune here, US Senate candidate in Florida, Katherine Harris received a subpoena. We previously reported about Katherine Harris here. What appears to be the issue is that she failed to tell her campaign manager of receiving this federal subpoena. The article states that Harris has stated that she is not a "target."
There are three categories often used to describe individuals who receive subpoenas. They can be targets, subjects, or witnesses. Obviously, target is the least favorable category for the accused. Being a subject can also be problematic as it means that the government has not yet made up their mind on whether to indict you. Being witness is used to describe the person who be providing information that will assist the government in proceeding against others.