HOUSTON, April 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The following statement was released today by Joel M. Androphy, of Berg & Androphy, counsel for Dannenbaum Engineering:
"Dannenbaum Engineering, one of the state's premier firms for infrastructure planning and design, continues to cooperate with federal authorities regarding the collection of materials at company offices in Houston, Laredo, McAllen and San Antonio on Wednesday.
"The FBI raids on the company offices raise some troubling questions about the government's conduct and intentions in this evolving situation. I have been communicating with federal authorities for weeks and they never requested any company documents. I personally advised several Houston FBI agents yesterday that, if asked, the company would have voluntarily produced all of the seized records. Instead, the FBI raids appear to have been orchestrated by the government for maximum news coverage in at least four Texas news media markets. We also ask whether an FBI spokesperson referred to non-existent 'public safety' threats at the raid sites simply to intensify news coverage of the matter. Lost in the rush of breaking-news TV and website reports was the presumption of innocence for Dannenbaum Engineering management and employees.
"As we continue to cooperate with the federal government, we also are reviewing options for seeking an investigation and federal ethics probe of whether federal employees leaked sensitive investigative information for news coverage that led to clearly false information about the company being published by at least one national news organization."
CONTACT: Joel M. Androphy, Berg & Androphy, 713.529.5622, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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