Operations will resume as normal today, with little information coming out on the probe.
"Our offices are now open and the company will continue its renowned service to our clients and partners," spokeswoman
"We have no information that any of the company's employees have violated the law, acted inappropriately, or done anything that would besmirch our position as one of the world's most ethical companies," she continued. "We will continue to cooperate with government investigators in any requests they may have of the company."
The brief press release marked the end of a long day for CTC?leaders, which began when employees were arriving for work.
"All I know is that employees showed up at work today and there were federal investigators at our offices," Bevan said Tuesday morning.
"The investigators were turning employees away, saying these facilities are shut down for several hours."
"We don't know the nature of it," Bevan said. "They are meeting with our security officers now."
"Special agents from the Defense Criminal Investigative Services, Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation and
Federal agents remained stationed through the day in cars at each entrance to the CTC facilities, with
Hickton's office would not say when the investigation began or what was listed on the search warrants.
"The search warrants are sealed, and I can't say anything beyond that," spokeswoman
The Tribune-Democrat attempted to reach CTC President and CEO
"I can't talk to you right now," Sheehan said when reached by phone Tuesday morning.
"We have a public relations officer," Jones said. "It has been our policy for matters like this that all communications are directed to her through the office."
Messages left for CTC Chairman
In March, CTC was named one of the World's Most Ethical Companies by
"These companies truly embrace ethical business practice and demonstrate industry leadership, forcing peers to follow suit or fall behind."
CTC is incorporated as a nonprofit company with the primary purpose of doing research and development, primarily for the government, its website says.
The nonprofit status is appropriate because its research is in the public interest, the website says.
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