Solyndra Officers Plead Fifth, Refuse to Testify



Executive officers of recently beleaguered Solyndra Inc. will be invoking their fifth amendment rights to avoid testifying at Friday’s hearing before the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s investigative subcommittee according to their attorneys. “I have advised Mr. Harrison that he should decline to answer questions put to him by this subcommittee based on his rights under the Fifth Amendment,” said Walter F. Brown Jr., Harrison’s attorney, speaking of solyndra Inc. CEO Brian Harrison in a letter to the investigate committee.

Last week, on September 8th, federal agents from the FBI and Energy Department raided the companies Fremont, California headquarters. Two days before Solyndra had declared bankruptcy in spite of securing more than $500 million in federal loans. Officials still remain quiet on the reasons behind the raid and investigation.

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