What happened to the search warrant that the government supposedly served on Chiquita Brands International three years ago? The lead prosecutor on the case — in which Chiquita was accused of funding terrorism — has always thought that the warrant was executed. But lawyers for the company and a U.S. Department of Justice official recently said that it wasn’t. Their revelation has led to new questions: Was the warrant blocked, and if so, why?

Last year Chiquita pled guilty to making payments to a terrorist group in Colombia from September 2001 to January 2004. It is believed to be the first time a major American company has been charged for having financial dealings with terrorists.