But even if your background check company conducts a thorough search, there could be another piece of the puzzle missing: what if your candidate was convicted of a federal crime?
Well-known federal convicts include Bernie Madoff, former Illinois Governor’s Rod Blagojevich and George Ryan, John Dillinger, Al Capone, The Unabomber, John Gotti and Aldrich Ames.
Unfortunately, a county criminal background check would not include these federal convictions or any others. However, there is a good way for you to search for federal convictions without breaking the bank.
Basics of a Federal Record Search