Solyndra Executives to Invoke Fifth Amendment Rights

solyndra-solar-panelsBy Matthew L Wald

The top two executives of a solar-energy company that filed for bankruptcy after getting $528 million in loan guarantees from the Obama administration said Tuesday that they will invoke their constitutional rights against compelled self-incrimination when they appear at a Congressional hearing.

The chief executive of Solyndra, Brian Harrison, and Bill Stover, the chief financial officer, hired lawyers in preparation for the hearing this week before the House Energy and Commerce committee and got advice not to say anything, according to a representative of the lawyers.

The offices and the homes of some executives of Solyndra, a California solar-panel manufacturer, were recently raided by the F.B.I. as part of a criminal inquiry into the bankruptcy. The company said in a statement that it was “not aware of any wrongdoing by Solyndra officers, directors or employees in conjunction with the DOE loan guarantee or otherwise.”

Read the rest at the New York Times.

  • Joe

    What’s new? All people guilty usually do. That is, in most cases, not all. Only time will tell. I don’t see the media covering this on National TV. I wonder why? Dan Rather would be making hay on this one if it were a Republican President and I’m being nice!

    • NEIL F. AGWD/BSD

      Are you kidding? You are being way too nice. If this happened with a Republican in the WH, it would be wall to wall 24/7 news coverage and you know it. Dan Blather wouldn’t just be making hay, he’d be making those giant rolled up hay bails by the 100’s. But as far as the exec pleading the 5th, I have no problem with that, it’s his constitutional right to keep his mouth shut. I would.

  • Joe

    I agree. Nancy Pelosi’s right arm was a lobbyist for this cabal, a Mr. Sheehy I assume? Interesting to find out if the main stream media that has a 45% positive rating and 55% negative, gives this story legs.. Can see the spin as I type.

  • Rob N. Hood

    Better we continue cheering for the death penalty, booing sick and dying people without insurance, attacking gay soldiers and blaming all the country’s ills on illegal immigrants.

    • NEIL F. AGWD/BSD

      Wow! What? I have never cheered for the death penalty, booed sick and dying people without insurance, attacked gay soldiers, or blamed all of the country’s ills on illegal immigrants. Nor do I know anyone who has. See that’s what you get when you watch MSNBC, mischaracterisations and flat out lies. If you believe that’s what we do then there is no communicating with you.

  • Joe

    Just what has Mr. Hood’s comments have to do with the article? By the way, people don’t die without insurance in America. Was at ER twice in 45 days. I had to wait three hours for the “uninsured” to be taken care of before me. I had no problem, nor did they!

  • Rob N. Hood

    I never said you did those things Neil. But many Tea Partiers do. As do some Rightys. And Joe the cost for ER visits, etc. for those uninsureds cost us all much more than if they were all insured. A little logic is a powerful thing.

    • NEIL F. AGWD/BSD

      But many tea partiers do? Where, when? I have not heard, or seen anything like that. It’s a falsity. One of many that you cling to. Do you have a link to a video, or a story that supports these outlandish claims? Really, if it’s true I want to know about it. If this is what the tea party stands for I need to know it because if true I would not want to be a part of it. But we all know that it is hyperbole from the Left. It never happened and there is no evidence to support it. Anywhere. If there is post it.

  • Rob N. Hood

    Besides, I’m a troll and this is what trolls do.

  • Rob N. Hood

    Neil, et al.: you can feign blindness/deafness whenever it suits you. I can’t stop you from doing so. Although I half believe you really don’t think what I say is true. I am not of course talking about ALL people in a certain demographic, but MOST. They may not use those exact words but that is what they mean when one opens one’s ears to reality. If you don’t agree with them, great! I am gracious enough to believe you, and also applaud you. But then don’t denegrate yourself by defending such low trash. It just makes you look bad, in several different ways.

    • NEIL F. AGWD/BSD

      So you have no evidence is what you’re telling me.

    • NEIL F. AGWD/BSD

      You are basically just saying that this is what you choose to believe! If you you can’t produce any examples of what you are insinuating, then I would suggest that your definition of reality differs from the one in the dictionary.

  • Rob N. Hood

    Again, I am too busy to play that game. My “examples” would be just that, mine. You would poo poo them anyway. The Tea People are not shy and have been covered well by the corporate lame stream media, mostly if not always in a positive light. Thus one only needs to pay attention at this fairly basic level to figure out an opinion such as the one I have of them, as a group. Although I do pay attention a bit closer than the average Joe. Very simple. But again, you obviously do not view reality the same way I do. That is a much deeper issue that we cannot resolve.

  • Joe

    Mr. RN Hood spreading his BS. As to ER? My Sister is a Doctor. Don’t tell me what I know and you have no knowledge of insurance/medical issues. Yes, I can play your head games and I always wonder who funds you? Eventually I will find the answer and I’m the “average Joe” or, as you say on “The basic level.” Stay lockstep with your “master.” “Take your bedroom slippers off and put your marching boots on.” (Our Presidents words) Talk about dividing the country! He just dropped the coin and the line is drawn and the game begins. Time to beat a dictator, community organizer, never had a real job pretent president elected by the unknowing, uneducated feel good voters. Hope things change. If not, we will not have a country in my opinion.

  • Rob N. Hood

    Yawn…. talk about lock step and talking points…. holy cow. Your sister’s a doctor… great. That is to prove what now…?? Nevermind, I need to yawn again.

  • Rob N. Hood

    A question was asked…. well, that’s ok…. no need for principles at this point!

  • Joe

    You are correct, principles left a long time ago with your responses, or lack thereof.

  • Rob N. Hood

    So not answering a question is ok now, for you. Well, ok. I never really had a problem with that individual level of internet freedom. It’s was, however, those “principles” or lack thereof I was rerferring to. You can erroneously continue to accuse me of being dodgy, but when you do it, it becomes hypocrisy. Why can’t you see that, and work on becoming non-hypocritical? It would only enhance your credibility immensely.

  • Joe

    Credibilty in who’s mind? Yours?

  • Rob N. Hood

    Can’t take constructive criticism? Wow. So sorry… a bit thin-skinned for a freedom warrior aren’t we?

  • joe

    We “do not look at reality as I do or “deep issues” you profess to know. Seriously believe that you think we live in a trailer down by the river or is that you?

  • Rob N. Hood

    Ok, sure Joe… whatever you say…. and I wouldn’t mind living by a river. As long as it wasn’t prone to flooding of course. You got somethin’ against rivers now?! Huh do ya?!

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