The FDIC can assist parties in criminal proceedings where an institution's insured status must be proven. The FDIC can provide a database report with details regarding an institution's insured status and history, as well as confirmation of the addresses of its branches. Where required, the FDIC can also provide a certification of insurance signed by an authorized person involved in the custody of bank insurance records. The FDIC can also arrange for a witness to testify at trial as to insured status.
Parties requesting these materials should send requests via email to Certifications@fdic.gov. Requests should be sent from official email accounts and should include the following information:
- the institution name;
- the institution address, including the branch address if necessary;
- the specific dates during which insured status must be proven;
- the anticipated trial date, or earlier date on which the information is required; and
- the name, address, telephone number and e-mail address of the requesting party.
Please request these materials, or witness testimony, at the earliest date possible.