Second Obama fundraiser linked to federal loan for failed solar company

Matea Gold and Stuart Pfeifer Boston Herald 9/17/2011

The White House faced mounting political complications as a second top fundraiser for President Barack Obama was linked to a federal loan guarantee program that backed a now-bankrupt Silicon Valley solar energy company, and as two California lawmakers called for investigations of a state tax break granted […]

Treasury Joins FBI, Congress in Investigating Stimulus Loan to Failed Solar Panel Company

FoxNews.com 9/14/2011

The Treasury Department has launched an investigation into a now-defunct solar panel company’s $528 million stimulus loan, focusing specifically on the federal bank that processed it.

The loan to Solyndra has set off a firestorm on Capitol Hill, with a Republican-led House committee releasing emails suggesting the White House had pressured budget officials […]