are fronts for the government, The Associated Press has learned.
approval, and the FBI said the flights are used for specific, ongoing
investigations. The FBI said it uses front companies to protect the
safety of the pilots and aircraft. It also shields the identity of the
aircraft so that suspects on the ground don't know they're being watched by the FBI.
In a recent 30-day period, the agency flew above more than 30 cities in 11 states across the country, an AP review found. : AP - CBS News