By on August 8, 2014

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Further along in its investigation of potential industrial espionage, the FBI has acquired access to the work email of former Ford engineer Sharon Leach.

The Detroit News reports the email seizure was part of a search warrant issued to the automaker. Ford sent a DVD and an unidentified document to the agency earlier this week, with information containing all emails, drafts, files et al linked to Leach’s account. The FBI seized similar information related to her personal email account and eight listening devices in July.

The ongoing investigation is the result of Leach admitting to her bosses to leaving behind said devices after recording meetings in lieu of taking notes, with other meetings being recorded until she found time to recover the devices. The confession prompted Ford to fire the engineer, and to make a phone call to the FBI.

Representatives for Ford and the FBI declined to provide more details into the investigation, and court records that could do so are sealed in federal court. Leach has not been charged as of this writing.

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