A source at SP500 power Technology Integration Group (TIG) claimed that the $340 million systems integration giant has been unfairly targeted in an investigation that resulted in an FBI raid of two of the company's offices.
"We believe we've done nothing wrong," said the TIG source. "We will work with [authorities], give them whatever information they need. We don't have any allegations, so we can't even say the allegations aren't true because right now there are no allegations that we know of. It's just an investigation." TIG could not be reached for an official comment.
The federal authorities took some items and imaged some of TIG's systems, temporarily disrupting business for the company on Thursday, but the solution provider, which has offices in 22 locations, was back to business as usual on Friday, said the source.
The authorities entered TIG's San Diego headquarters and an office in Albuquerque, N.M., according to the source, but no charges have been filed, and TIG is not sure as to the exact nature of the investigation, the source said. TIG executives could not be reached for immediate comment.
Special Agent Darrell Foxworth of the FBI confirmed that FBI agents served a court-authorized search at TIG and said the search was in support of an ongoing investigation.
"The search warrant authorized items deemed to be of evidentiary value to be seized. Since the warrant is sealed I am prohibited from discussing the specifics of the warrant or the investigation," Foxworth wrote in an email to CRN.
Authorities at the Albuquerque location included the Department of Energy-Office of Inspector General, Federal Bureau of Investigation and Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation, according to Albuquerque TV station KOB.
PUBLISHED MAY 17, 2013