Friday, July 25, 2014

Ford - Listening Devices Found in Company Meeting Rooms

A former Ford engineer is being probed by the FBI after listening devices were found in meeting rooms at company offices.

Ford issued a statement saying that it "initiated an investigation of a now-former employee and requested the assistance of the FBI."

It also adds that Ford's offices were not searched by the agency. "Ford voluntarily provided the information and items requested in the search warrant. We continue to work in cooperation with the FBI on this joint investigation. As this is an ongoing investigation, we are not able to provide additional details." (more)

(Sharon) Leach admitted hiding the devices under tables to help her transcribe meetings, her lawyer said... 

The devices were installed before meetings but could not be easily removed, her lawyer said. The audio devices were left in the conference rooms and unintentionally recorded other meetings.

In all, Leach gave Ford security eight Sansa recording devices, her lawyer said. Those are the same devices listed on the FBI’s search warrant on July 11. (more)