MARTINSBURG – A Martinsburg law office was raided by the Federal Bureau of Investigation on Tuesday after alleged threats were made on social media by former employees.
Martin & Seibert’s main office is in Martinsburg and the FBI “aggressively seized property and detained personnel from the firm’s headquarters,” according to a statement released by the firm.
“While an action of this magnitude comes as a surprise to the firm, we were fully aware of current threats and claims against the firm by former, disgruntled employees,” the statement read. “Over the last twelve months, several attempts were made via social media to defame the character and business practices of Martin & Seibert, L.C.”
After those personal attacks proved unsuccessful, it appears as if a larger attack was coordinated, according to the statement.
“Martin & Seibert, L.C. remains steadfast to our most valuable asset, our employees, whom unfortunately are the most affected by this unfortunate event,” the statement read. “We are, and will continue to fully cooperate with the FBI as the investigation ensues and are confident we will rise above these allegations and return our focus back to our clients.”