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Feds execute search warrants at Calif. solar firm
Breitbart ^ | 9/8/11 | ap

Posted on 09/08/2011 9:05:54 AM PDT by Nachum

Edited on 09/08/2011 9:08:07 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

FREMONT, Calif. (AP) - FBI agents executed search warrants on Thursday at the headquarters of California solar firm Solyndra, which received a $535 million loan from the federal government before filing for bankruptcy last week.

Agents executed multiple search warrants at the company's headquarters in Fremont as part of an investigation with the Department of Energy's Office of Inspector General, according to FBI spokesman Peter Lee. Lee said he could not provide details about the investigation.


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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: execute; feds; levinlivecaller; search; searchwarrant; solyndra; warrants
Wow, I guess I will have to start a new file- Solndra-Gate
1 posted on 09/08/2011 9:05:59 AM PDT by Nachum
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


2 posted on 09/08/2011 9:06:43 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

Solyndra officials made numerous trips to the White House, logs show

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2011/09/08/solyndra-officials-made-numerous-trips-to-the-white-house-logs-show/#ixzz1XNSITX6v


3 posted on 09/08/2011 9:10:08 AM PDT by NoLibZone (Democrats are violent. Prisons are overflowing with democrats convicted of violent crimes.)
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To: Nachum

Wonder how long this investigation will last, considering that it will lead back to massive donations to Obama the Clown and his Posse?


4 posted on 09/08/2011 9:12:59 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: Nachum

It shows me that once you accept stimulus money from the Feds, they own you. Watch out if you step out of line.


5 posted on 09/08/2011 9:18:00 AM PDT by jonrick46 (2012 can't come soon enough.)
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To: UCANSEE2

That was my first thought too. Nothing ever seems to come of these things, except maybe 5-10 years from now someone will get a harshly worded letter from a judge or something. After spending another million or two f’ing around for a long time.


6 posted on 09/08/2011 9:18:59 AM PDT by enraged
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To: Nachum

I have a mental image of Eric Holder, scrambling madly as he attempts to shut down this investigation as soon as he possibly can.


7 posted on 09/08/2011 9:19:09 AM PDT by snowrip (Liberal? You are a socialist idiot with no rational argument.)
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To: UCANSEE2

More to the point, just how long will the DoE Inspector General stay in his job? Like most everything else in the present government, the malfeasance trail leads directly to the Oval Office.


8 posted on 09/08/2011 9:19:34 AM PDT by vette6387 (Enough Already!)
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To: Nachum

Nothing will come of this, just as nothing was done about Fast and Furious. Obama controls the Justice Department and they are not going to investigate themselves.


9 posted on 09/08/2011 9:25:44 AM PDT by WaterBoard
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To: Nachum

Crony capitalism, Komrad.


10 posted on 09/08/2011 9:26:04 AM PDT by Loyal Buckeye
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To: Nachum

Doesn’t the DoEnergy have a SWAT Team like the DoEd?


11 posted on 09/08/2011 9:27:52 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Nachum

I guess embarassing THE ONE is now a federal offense.


12 posted on 09/08/2011 9:28:53 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Nachum

Jail Chu.


13 posted on 09/08/2011 9:29:12 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2

Oh yes...

https://newsline.llnl.gov/_rev02/articles/2009/jul/07.10.09-swat.php


14 posted on 09/08/2011 9:30:52 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: thouworm; stephenjohnbanker; CutePuppy; ken5050
An Obama fundraiser received $535 million federal dollars for his solar company to stimulate ‘green jobs’ and now (wants us to think) they "wasted" it all...........

That's a laugh. No way did Obama OR his fundraiser "waste" $535 million. Fact is, much of it is stashed offshore. Will be wire-transferred back in the form of "small" campaign contributions to be touted as being from "loyal" Obama supporters. Keep in mind:

<><> Obama took over the census when he got in---he has all the CV needed to pass federal money rerouted to his campaign as "contributions"......to pass muster for the FEC.

<><> Connivers Soros and Emanuel cued in Solyndra----they know the Madoff MO well: Bernie's assets were stashed in a super-secret labyrinth of interrelated international funds, institutions and financial entities of almost unparalleled complexity and breadth......with assets and businesses in multiple places overseas that hid thievery, money laundering and tax evasion.

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The FBI should interrogate Solyndra to determine if money, jobs, and political cover was used to facilitate the deception, and whether there was collusion to misuse Executive/Congressional influence.

FBI TIP PAGE http://tips.fbi.gov/ (you may remain anonymous)

POSSIBLE CHARGES Official acts prohibited, misuse of Congressional funds, abuse of public office, violating oath of office, misuse of government position, abuse of government power; conflict of interest; influence buying; conspiracy to deceive; misuse of elective office. Campaign finance records filed with the FEC, and state election commission, should be scrutinized for possible violations. Determine if names of contributors are legit and whether federal grants were illegally used as campaign funds, and whether campaign contributions influenced Congressional votes.

FBI TIP PAGE http://tips.fbi.gov/ (you may remain anonymous)

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FOR YOUR REFERENCE Did Solyndra deliberately raise more money than needed, then divert some of the excess in a series of generous donations to non-profit "green" groups that, on the surface, benefited their mutual causes? Donations to non-profits might then be illegally converted, then funneled back to campaign coffers through donations by the N/P officers and their co-conspirators, or subsets of them

These complicated transactions should draw scrutiny in legal and political circles to determine the extent to which state laws and campaign finance laws were violated in schemes that appear to launder donations to a candidate.

Campaign donations by publicly held companies might also raise questions that should be investigated re shareholders in publicly-funded corporations who may have been deceived, and whether the true destination of corporate money was concealed (SEC is interested in this).

Solyndra may also have used non-profit, ethnic, hyphenated, or faith-based groups as middlemen for campaign transactions by a pattern of Solyndra funneling money from government-run organizations to these different groups, that was laundered, then landed back in campaign accounts, in order to obscure, if not cover-up, the original source of donations to campaign coffers.

Solyndra might also have directed that campaign donations be made in the names of others without their knowledge or consent. When the financial merry-go-round stopped, non-profit, ethnic, hyphenated, and faith-based individuals---the groups Solyndra needed---end up with a lot of money, some of which was then laundered, illegally converted, then funneled back into campaign coffers.

Millions of dollars might never have been disclosed to campaign regulators, because the type of government groups used weren’t governed by federal law.

Public-spirited donors might not always have known where their tax-deductible money was headed, and don't control funds once they're donated. Money gets transferred all the time and remains disclosed only to the extent required to be disclosed by applicable state and federal law.

In another variation, Solyndra may have conspired to falsify govt applications to gain more money than was needed and then routed some of that money to supporting federal/state Dem candidates...........and colluded to engage in influence-peddling.

There might be a pattern of disguising the original source of money in an effort to hide simultaneous financial and legislative dealings with campaign contributors and/or business connections.

Clandestine meetings may have been held in order to gain access, advance political interests, and to hide the genesis of campaign funding.

FBI TIP PAGE http://tips.fbi.gov/ (you may remain anonymous)

15 posted on 09/08/2011 9:32:23 AM PDT by Liz (The rule of law must prevail. We can’t govern ourselves by our personal point of view.)
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To: Nachum

Too bad Breitbart and his crew didn’t get the bribes on video tape. It probably was pretty easy to get.


16 posted on 09/08/2011 9:37:46 AM PDT by BigFinn (BigHat wisdom: Always drink upstream from the herd.)
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To: NoLibZone

Good one, thanks.

I just began the new file. What do you think? :)

http://nachumlist.com/Solyndra.htm


17 posted on 09/08/2011 9:41:25 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

Ah, c’mon guys. This is simple a face saving exercise. They are trying to show the average taxpayer they are looking to see where the 535 mil went. /s


18 posted on 09/08/2011 9:42:43 AM PDT by teletech (Say NO to RINOS!)
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To: Tijeras_Slim
Amazing; LLNL is home to a nexus of CAGW.
19 posted on 09/08/2011 9:44:44 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: snowrip

my image of holder is always with those thow thugs behind him looking out at the media during press conferences.


20 posted on 09/08/2011 9:46:59 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Nachum

It’s showtime. Making a scene at the scene of another DemoRAT crime scene.

Everything the Dems do is political. If the Dems are in charge, and the FBI shows up there’s a political reason for them being there. If Mary has a little lamb, and the HSS shows up there’s a political reason for HSS to be there, etc.


21 posted on 09/08/2011 9:57:11 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: snowrip
I have a mental image of Eric Holder, scrambling madly as he attempts to shut down this investigation as soon as he possibly can.

I have a different take. Whatever boxes of documents that are taken will head strait to the shredding machine. Those responsible will be promoted and moved to Washington.
22 posted on 09/08/2011 10:03:01 AM PDT by PA Engineer (SP/XX12: Time to beat the swords of government tyranny into the plowshares of freedom. Freddd is Gay)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

this is product of trying to save solar energy scams.

see it was not a bad deal, it was people stealing money.


23 posted on 09/08/2011 10:25:01 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Liz

Contemporaneous notes I took (typing furiously) from a Mark Levin caller last night. Entire interview worth hearing (Levin held her over a commercial break, so interested was he):
http://www.marklevinshow.com/sectional.asp?id=32930

Levin, second hour-— Solyndra (many, many threads-—Keyword: Solyndra)

Solyndra employee called in and said employees knew plant wasn’t feasible even at ground-breaking-— because Chinese were making product cheaper. It had been scheduled to close sooner, but that changed after Obama’s visit. First contracts were govt.

Fast and furious construction job to build plant. “State of the art everything.” They were continuing to install brand new equipment up to the week they went bankrupt.

Employees were laid off with no notice and immediate cessation of healthcare. She said these things are documented in local articles.

Caller knew all this and was a low-level employee. She said everyone knew these facts.

Mark mentions Potemkin village and several other solar projects that have gone under.


24 posted on 09/08/2011 11:30:32 AM PDT by thouworm (.)
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To: Liz

...guess it’s a good thing the FBI showed up before the CIA “hit squad” came in to sanitize the premises a la “Three Days Of The Condor”...


25 posted on 09/08/2011 11:43:54 AM PDT by gargoyle (...This looks like a good fight, deal me in...)
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