The FBI raided Ducati North America HQ in December

Details have emerged about a raid on the Ducati North America HQ offices by FBI agents in the run up to Christmas in 2020

The Federal Bureau of Investigation - or, perhaps better known as the FBI - raided the offices belonging to the Ducati North American headquarters in the run up to Christmas, it has emerged.

As many as 30 FBI agents entered the premises located in Mountain View, California on December 17 2020, reportedly with guns drawn and warrants to search the building. According to RideApart, only a small handful of employees were present at the time due to COVID-initiated home working practices being in place.

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The incident occurred last month but scant details only emerged very recently on the Bay Area Riders Forum, with another page confirming this story. That person later took to the page to reveal he had just been fired from his job.

Details are, perhaps unsurprisingly, scarce right now with official word from both Ducati and FBI - as reported by Road Racing World - merely confirming the raid did take place but gave no further information as to why it happened or for what it is in connection with.

"I can confirm that FBI San Francisco was at that location on December 17, 2020, to conduct court-authorized law enforcement activity," FBI spokesperson Katherine Zackel told the website. "As of today’s date, no public records are available. Due to the ongoing nature of the investigation, I cannot comment further at this time.

“It is Ducati North America’s practice to cooperate fully with inquiries from government agencies," Ducati Marketing Director Phil Read added in a statement to Road Racing World. "As part of that cooperation, Ducati “
 

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