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The FBI, Recording Devices and Ford’s World Headquarters

By Allan Lengel
Deadline Detroit

DETROIT — Exciting things are happening at Ford Motor Company’s world headquarters in Dearborn besides talk of the Mustang the future of electrical cars, and it involves potential corporate espionage and the FBI.

John Snell and David Shepardson of the Detroit News reports that the FBI searched the headquarters while investigating one of the automaker’s engineers, and they seized listening devices, computers and financial records.

The News writes that a lawyer for the mechanical engineer said Ford’s security team feared she was stealing trade secrets by hiding secret recording devices in conference rooms at headquarters, The engineer’s home was also searched, the News reports.

The case is being investigated by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jonathan Tukel, who heads the National Security Unit in Detroit, the News reported

The News writes:

Searching a Fortune 500 company’s world headquarters instead of issuing a subpoena is a rare step and could indicate investigators were worried about someone destroying evidence, said Peter Henning, a law professor at Wayne State University and a former federal prosecutor.

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