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FILE - In this May 26, 2010 file photo, President Obama, center, is given a tour of Solyndra by Executive Vice President Ben Bierman, right, as Chief Executive Officer Chris Gronet, left, walks along at Solyndra Inc. in Fremont, Calif. FBI spokesman Peter Lee says agents executed multiple search warrants on Thursday morning  Sept. 8, 2011 at the company FILE - In this May 26, 2010 file photo, President Obama, center, is given a tour of Solyndra by Executive Vice President Ben Bierman, right, as Chief Executive Officer Chris Gronet, left, walks along at Solyndra Inc. in Fremont, Calif. FBI spokesman Peter Lee says agents executed multiple search warrants on Thursday morning Sept. 8, 2011 at the company's headquarters in Fremont as part of an investigation with the Department of Energy's Office of Inspector General. (AP Photo/Paul Chinn, Pool, File)  

FBI raids Solyndra office

Agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation raided the offices of the now-bankrupt Solyndra on Thursday morning, according to the San Jose Mercury News.

The alternative-energy company announced its intent to file bankruptcy on August 31, after securing a loan guarantee from the federal government of $535 million to manufacture solar panels.

According to news reports, the FBI served a search warrant on behalf of the Department of Energy (DOE). The DOE, however, was responsible for the loan guarantee program that issued the taxpayer-funded loan to begin with.

Since the company shut its doors, new revelations have surfaced surrounding the original loan. Among them, are the facts that Solyndra officials donated heavily to Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign and have made numerous visits to the White House since 2009.

The FBI refused to comment on what the search warrant was for, and what was seized.

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  • fedup

    “The loan application and approval process began during the Bush administra­tion
    but I guess it’s only fair to lay all of the blame on Obama for not
    checking into every loan being considered by his predecesso­r. That’s what happens when one looks at the government through politicall­y-tinited glasses.”

  • fedup

    “The loan application and approval process began during the Bush administra­tion
    but I guess it’s only fair to lay all of the blame on Obama for not
    checking into every loan being considered by his predecesso­r. That’s what happens when one looks at the government through politicall­y-tinited glasses.”

  • fedup

    “The loan application and approval process began during the Bush administra­tion
    but I guess it’s only fair to lay all of the blame on Obama for not
    checking into every loan being considered by his predecesso­r. That’s what happens when one looks at the government through politicall­y-tinited glasses.”

  • fedup

    “The loan application and approval process began during the Bush administra­tion
    but I guess it’s only fair to lay all of the blame on Obama for not
    checking into every loan being considered by his predecesso­r. That’s what happens when one looks at the government through politicall­y-tinited glasses.”

  • fedup

    “The loan application and approval process began during the Bush administra­tion
    but I guess it’s only fair to lay all of the blame on Obama for not
    checking into every loan being considered by his predecesso­r. That’s what happens when one looks at the government through politicall­y-tinited glasses.”

  • wake me in 2012

    Would not want any evidence getting into the hands of someone who may actually do something with it.