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Seeking Victim Information in FSD Questionnaire

Seeking Victim Information in FSD Questionnaire

In August 2022, Robert Higgins, owner of both First State Depository Company LLC (FSD) and Argent Asset Group LLC (Argent) was criminally charged with tax evasion, wire fraud, and mail fraud. The FBI’s Baltimore Division, Wilmington Resident Agency, is seeking to identify additional potential victims of FSD and Argent.

A report filed by the First State Depository Receiver Kelly Crawford identified you as owning an FSD customer account with missing metals. If you were victimized by FSD, Argent, or Robert Higgins, or have information relevant to this investigation, please fill out this short form.

If you know of someone else who has possibly been victimized, please encourage them to complete the form.

The FBI is legally mandated to identify victims of federal crimes it investigates. Victims may be eligible for certain services, restitution, and rights under federal and/or state law. Your responses are voluntary but may be useful in the federal investigation and to identify you as a potential victim. Based on the responses provided, you may be contacted by the FBI and asked to provide additional information. All identities of victims will be kept confidential.


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2. Did you store metals at FSD?

3. Did the Receiver identify your account as missing metals?

4. Did you ever authorize the missing metals to be removed from your account at FSD?

5. Did you participate in a leasing program with the metals in your account?

6. Did you pay depository storage fees?

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8. Have you ever spoken with Robert Higgins?

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9. Did you ever attempt to audit or physically view your metals stored at FSD?

10. Were you able to audit or physically view your metals stored at FSD?

11. Have you ever attempted to remove or sell the metals in your FSD account?

12. Did you encounter any difficulties in selling or removing your metals from FSD?

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13. Have you encountered any difficulties dealing with FSD?

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Privacy Act Statement

The FBI is authorized to collect the information on this form by one or more of the following provisions: Title 28, United States Code, sections 533 and 534; Title 28, Code of Federal Regulations, section 0.85; and the Attorney General Guidelines for Victim and Witness Assistance. The information requested will assist the FBI in providing you with assistance to which crime victims are entitled under federal law. You do not have to provide the requested information; however, failure to do so may hinder the FBI in providing you with crime victim assistance. The information collected on this form is protected by the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, Title 5, United States Code section 552a, and is maintained in the FBI’s Central Records System, DOJ/FBI-002, a description of which was published in the Federal Register at 63 Fed. Reg. 8671 (Feb. 20, 1998) and which may be viewed at