By RJ Middleton
FBI agents armed with search warrants descended Thursday morning on bankrupt solar company Solynrda.
The investigation comes after a request by the Department of Energy’s inspector general, FBI spokesman Peter Lee told NBC Bay Area News.
Agents arrived at Solyndra at 7a.m. and were examining the factory. Solynrda has a skeleton crew of 100 workers on the scene, who are closing the factory down.
Solyndra filed for bankruptcy last week, shocking both workers and the Obama administration, which had given the startup $535 million in low interest loans.Â
The announcement was a devastating blow to Mr.Â Obama who is set to deliver a speech on job creation Thursday evening.
Congress has demanded a hearing into the matter. Wednesday the company was reported to be for sale.
There are no reports of any arrests at this time.
Solyndra officials made numerous visits — 20 — to the White House, according to logs and reporting by The Daily Caller.