CHICAGO (CBS) — Federal law enforcement officials on Thursday executed search warrants at three Caterpillar locations, including the corporate headquarters in Peoria.
Caterpillar spokeswoman Corrie Heck Scott said Caterpillar was cooperating with the investigation.READ MORE: Mother Has Questions After Police Shoot, Kill Man They Say Was Wielding Knife In Englewood
“Law enforcement is present in various Peoria-area Caterpillar facilities executing a search warrant,” she said in an email.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Rain Coming As Work Week Begins
The U.S. Attorney’s office for the Central District of Illinois confirmed search warrants were executed at Caterpillar locations in Peoria, East Peoria, and Morton.MORE NEWS: Farmers Market Vendors Pleased As Open Boulevards Program Kicks Off In Logan Square
Federal prosecutors would not comment on the nature of the investigation, but said the search involved agents from the IRS, FDIC, the U.S. Office of Inspector General, the U.S. Commerce Department, and the Office of Export Enforcement.