Solargate: FBI executing search warrant at Solyndra

There is a new turn in the Solyndra debacle this morning. It is being reported by papers, radio and TV that the FBI is executing a search warrant at Solyndra and the Inspector General at the Department of Energy is also involved.

No word on what they’re looking for but I would suspicion it has to do with the $500+ million in loan guarantees provided by the government and Solyndra’s sudden closure last week, laying off about 1,000 employees without notice.

It makes me also wonder if there are any plans to do a search at Oklahoma billionaire George Kaiser’s place as he is the majority owner of Solyndra, who is reported to be a large fund-raiser for Obama in 2008 and who was possibly instrumental in getting Solyndra the loan guarantees.

Update 1: This now has me wondering what exactly is going on.  Is this a raid to get evidence for a possible prosecution? Or, is this a raid to remove evidence that may come back and haunt the Obama administration? The way things are going these days (Operation Gun Runner and Operation Fast & Furious), I certainly would not be surprised if this turned out to be some move by Attorney General Eric Holder to sanitize things for the President. Reelection is coming up you know.

More later as things develop.

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3 responses to “Solargate: FBI executing search warrant at Solyndra

  1. I’ll believe the FBI is doing the right thing when they raid the White house.

  2. Ralph

    Feds Visit Homes of Solyndra CEO, Execs

    By RONNIE GREENE and MATTHEW MOSK
    iWATCH NEWS and ABC NEWS
    Sept. 9, 2011

    Federal agents have expanded their examination of the now-bankrupt California solar power company Solyndra, visiting the homes of the company’s CEO and two of its executives, examining computer files and documents, iWatch News and ABC News have learned.

    Agents visited the homes of CEO Brian Harrison and company founder Chris Gronet and a former executive, according to a source who agreed to speak only on the condition of anonymity because of the legal sensitivity of the situation.

    http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/obama-officials-sat-solyndra-meetings/story?id=14476848&singlePage=true

  3. Ralph

    How can ANYONE call Solyndra a “GREEN” company? Looking at the videos from the above ABC News story I see robots, and electronic equipment that had to be taking many kilowatts of electricity to run, so how was this company considered green?