The FBI seized the contents of a fired Ford Motor Co.

engineer’s work email account, the latest step in an investigation of a worker who hid listening devices in the automaker’s conference rooms.

The seizure was revealed in a search warrant obtained Thursday by The Detroit News. Ford mailed the FBI a digital video disk and an unidentified document Tuesday, according to the search warrant inventory.

The FBI wanted copies of all emails sent and received from fired Ford engineer Sharon Leach’s account, including drafts, address books, contact and buddy lists, calendar data, pictures and files, according to the warrant.

“We continue to work with the FBI on this investigation that we initiated and requested assistance on from the FBI,” Ford spokeswoman Susan Krusel said Thursday.

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