2)running from the feds
She broke the law, now she's on the lam.
To be running away from the authorities. This term dates back to the 1920's and was a part of urban slang.
"On the lam" or "on the run" often refers to fugitives. The Thesaurus of American Slang proclaim that lam, lamister, and "on the lam" — all referring to a hasty departure — were common in thieves' slang before the turn of the twentieth century. A "lamister", or, "lamster," is a slang term for fugitive.
Hey, Johnny! Have you seen Mugsy?" "Naw, he's on the lam for that caper he pulled in the Bronx
To be in hiding. LAM means "Leave a Message," meaning you are not home or in town, i.e. on the run.
"When the gangs decided to go to war, Jamal went on the LAM to avoid getting killed."