Solargate Meets Enron: Solyndra CEO And CFO To Plead The Fifth

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Tue, 09/20/2011 - 15:45 | 1689863 Nihilarian
Tue, 09/20/2011 - 15:50 | 1689886 GeneMarchbanks
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You chocolate eatin' bastard! You beat me to it!

Tue, 09/20/2011 - 15:55 | 1689919 caerus
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one, two, three, four...FIF!

Tue, 09/20/2011 - 16:23 | 1690013 trav7777
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You CANNOT be impeached for pleading the 5th, nor can you be convicted of anything as a result.

Tue, 09/20/2011 - 16:41 | 1690067 Pancho Villa
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But people can be convicted of whatever it was that they took the 5th to avoid testifying about. And by taking the 5th you are basically admitting that you may have been involved in some sort of criminal behavior.

Blood in the water...

Tue, 09/20/2011 - 17:21 | 1690163 Captain Planet
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damn moron, it aint soly ceo being impeached!

so trav, what grade where you in in 2007?

Tue, 09/20/2011 - 18:10 | 1690274 FiscalCrater
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I thought This bunch was all in favor of sunlight? Guess not, after all.

Tue, 09/20/2011 - 19:41 | 1690479 CompassionateFascist
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Makin' it simple for ya'll: Solyndra was a laundry, not primarily a solar cell co. Obama '08 contributors and bundlers "invested" in this racket, and got back large multiples from their real investment, Obama, by way of the $.5 billion Zero sent to the laundry. Now we can sit back and watch the the Stupid Party fumble the ball again, like they did with the debt ceiling, Fast and Furious, and all else. I hear Boner's getting primary'd. That's nice.  

Tue, 09/20/2011 - 15:45 | 1689864 oogs66
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too bad they won't talk, Jon Stewart could have used them in another great clip on Solyndra

Tue, 09/20/2011 - 15:45 | 1689866 Mercury
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Solargate Meets Enron: Solyndra CEO And CFO To Plead The Fifth

Just as Bruce warned

Tue, 09/20/2011 - 15:48 | 1689880 mikla
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Tue, 09/20/2011 - 15:51 | 1689901 SteveNYC
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Is that the Bernank? Are they counterfeit C-notes in his hand?

Tue, 09/20/2011 - 16:18 | 1689999 junkyardjack
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Counterfeits cost too much to produce, he used the real thing

Tue, 09/20/2011 - 16:24 | 1690016 SteveNYC
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Tue, 09/20/2011 - 17:46 | 1690224 Marty Rothbard
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If it was the Bernank. the money would be coming out of the pocket.  It would not be going in.

Tue, 09/20/2011 - 21:18 | 1690707 nmewn
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Mikla bitchez!!!

You need to post more.

Tue, 09/20/2011 - 15:45 | 1689868 rambler6421
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Accounting Fraud Bitchez!

Tue, 09/20/2011 - 15:46 | 1689871 Irish66
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GS looks sick

Tue, 09/20/2011 - 15:47 | 1689877 BenG
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More fraudsters ... just great.

About time some fat cheaters go to jail!

Tue, 09/20/2011 - 15:48 | 1689881 John McCloy
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And this is just a fraction of the corruption ongoing at state and federal levels. The unlimited creation of debt to line the pockets of the connected while not only slapping the average American in the face but taking their freedoms along the way.

Tue, 09/20/2011 - 16:14 | 1689982 fyrebird
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That whole "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness" thing was getting old anyway. After 200+ years it's maybe time again for some good 'ol tyranny, King George-style. People seem to be thinking that way, if you follow things.

Tue, 09/20/2011 - 17:17 | 1690157 subscriptionblocker
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Yup, this stuff has got to go : nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself


Tue, 09/20/2011 - 21:58 | 1690787 Thievery Corporation
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Like, collateral damage or something.

Tue, 09/20/2011 - 15:50 | 1689888 economessed
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The fifth amendment states "...nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself..."

I thought it was just a hearing?   By that logic, anything they say would be evidence of criminal activity, therefore, they can't talk at all.

Handcuffs, please.

Tue, 09/20/2011 - 16:20 | 1690002 XitSam
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Perhaps there will be a civil case. Then they would be required to testify. Anyone have a fiduciary interest?

Tue, 09/20/2011 - 17:23 | 1690168 NoTTD
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That doesn't work, either.  As long as there is a chance of future prosecution, the Fifth applies in a civl action, too.  Example: OJ.  Once he had been found not guilty in the criminal matter he could no longer take the firth in the subsequent civil case. 

Tue, 09/20/2011 - 20:44 | 1690636 Doña K
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Where if the civil case come before the criminal case?

I bet they will settle real fast. Easy money for anyone with even a whiff of damages

Fri, 09/23/2011 - 09:36 | 1700778 XitSam
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May be. But my legal friends tell my that if you don't answer in a civil case, then the jury (or judge) can assume the worst possible thing for your answer.

Tue, 09/20/2011 - 16:34 | 1690050 trav7777
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if congress has commanded them to appear, then legally it is not just a voluntary matter

Tue, 09/20/2011 - 21:43 | 1690318 New_Meat
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Their appearance and statements are compelled-->they must show and respond.  Taking the Fifth is acceptable.  Of course, it rather focuses the investigations and prosecutors on areas to dig.

- Ned

{I'm really scratching my head on Roger Clemens' performance under these circumstances}

[Ed. After Ollie North's public testimony, everyone who testifies has been deposed before going public (go Blue).  Ditto the perjury comment]

Tue, 09/20/2011 - 15:50 | 1689889 Robslob
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This is BULLISH!

Tue, 09/20/2011 - 15:51 | 1689892 wretch
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The Fifth worked for Iran-Contra...

Tue, 09/20/2011 - 17:02 | 1690116 Bob
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That's what I thought.

Tue, 09/20/2011 - 15:51 | 1689896 Dr. Engali
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I choose to invoke my 5th amendment righs for fear of  being knocked off by an associate of Rahm.

Tue, 09/20/2011 - 15:51 | 1689900 Rodent Freikorps
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And Gunwalker, Fast and Furious, Lightstream, and ObamaCare waivers to political friends...

Most ethical administration evarrrr.

Tue, 09/20/2011 - 17:02 | 1690115 Buckaroo Banzai
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You forgot New Black Panthers

Tue, 09/20/2011 - 21:31 | 1690694 nmewn
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He was trying to set up a few more "gifts" as well.

Section 251 of his "Let Them Eat Peas Bill" has something called Project Rebuild. Which is nothing but even more grants to his crony's & his little "acorns" who have already blown through the last multiple billions on purchasing Chryslers & wagyu beef.

The rape continues.

Edit: And blood & gore up to the elbows...

“I would be remiss if I didn’t mention, as the Attorney General in Mexico is so concerned, she’s made the point that at least 200 Mexicans have been killed with these weapons and probably countless more,” Issa said."

Tue, 09/20/2011 - 19:13 | 1690426 seek
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I've been halfway wondering if Solyndra isn't getting the coverage it has because it lets the press avoid talking about gunwalker/fast and furious. It doesn't take that much more digging to connect the executive branch deeply to gunwalker, and once that happens you have the White House implicitly connected to the murder of law enforcement officers. I'd think they'd happily take being called corrupt over being proven murderers.

Tue, 09/20/2011 - 15:59 | 1689931 SparkySC
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I think OBummer could get another Photo Op out of this case.

Go into the empty factory and blame the Repubs. LOL



Tue, 09/20/2011 - 16:29 | 1690031 Moe Howard
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Bush did it by proxy. bwahhhahhahh.

Tue, 09/20/2011 - 15:59 | 1689932 youngman
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Did you here about the $16 muffins and the $8.50 the DOJ.......but no room to cut nothing...

Tue, 09/20/2011 - 16:24 | 1690017 trav7777
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Eric "Place" Holder is on this mfer

Tue, 09/20/2011 - 17:45 | 1690217 SilverIsKing
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Holder's accomplishments as AG:












Tue, 09/20/2011 - 18:32 | 1690325 New_Meat
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OT: Sacrilige--new feature request. SilverIsKing has demonstrated definitive business need for negative numbers in the enumerated list.

- Ned

{and seriously, all y'all have done a fine job with the transition to the new format}

Tue, 09/20/2011 - 20:52 | 1690647 Homey Da Clown
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You can soooooooo replace Holder with Obammi


Obammi's accomplishments as prez:












Tue, 09/20/2011 - 16:31 | 1690040 Moe Howard
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Those communists drink and eat much better than me and other serfs. Makes me think of my kids wearing designer jeans while I, the bill payer, wore rags.

Tue, 09/20/2011 - 15:59 | 1689936 monopoly
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Is anyone here surprised. Has anything changed in the last 3 years. But now if Barry is involved. Well, then you have my attention.

Miners acting nicely today.

Tue, 09/20/2011 - 16:01 | 1689945 rambler6421
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Newmont Mining must have had a huge short squeeze or something.  Man, I wish I still had that stock.

Tue, 09/20/2011 - 16:05 | 1689957 bigdumbnugly
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silly me, i thought that venn diagram was a sketch of what the reamed out butts of us citizens are going to look like very soon.

A) left cheek

B) right cheek

"solyndra" must be kenyan for pecker.

Tue, 09/20/2011 - 16:05 | 1689959 NotApplicable
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Well, at least they've gotten competent legal advice.

Never, ever, EVER talk to the feds about anything. Because if you weren't in trouble before, you will be afterwards. Isn't that right, Mr. Bankfiend?

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