Adding insult to injury Solyndra employees were caught on tape by a CBS news crew in Fremont California deliberately destroying parts. In this writer’s eyes every single one of these people should be prosecuted for theft, vandalism and destruction of public property.
Solyndra paid at least $2 million for the specialized glass. A CBS 5 crew found one piece lying in the parking lot. Solyndra still owes the German company that made the tubes close to another $8 million. Solyndra did not return calls to the station requesting comment, but the company charged with selling off its assets, Heritage Global Partners, told the news station they couldn’t find a buyer so the tubes are going to the trash heap.
But one solar scientist, Greg Smestad, says the tubes have value:
“As a scientist I said ‘Wow, this needs to be studied,'”
Smestad wrote a letter to the auctioneers requesting some of the tubes be donated to Santa Clara University for study but his request was denied. When CBS5 asked the German company who made the tubes if they wanted them back because they are still owed $8 million, they replied they were unaware the tubes were being destroyed.
Two weeks ago I reported Solyndra’s bankruptcy attorneys had the chutzpah to ask for bonuses for employees. This just isn’t going to go away.
Every single Republican running, and not running for office should be using this debacle as a failure of the Obama administration and hammering it home to the public.
Crossposted at Conservative Outlooks