John Solomon reports that federal investigators have opened up 1900 investigations into fraud associated with the president's economic stimulis plans. You can make that 1901.
SolarCity, a multiple recipient of "green energy" grants, loans and contracts, is being received a subpoena in July from the Office of the Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Treasury to determine whether the company was part of a scam to inaccurately stated the fair-market value of their PV systems when applying for funds under the Treasury's Section 1603 cash-grant program.
"The Department of Justice could decide to bring a civil action to recover amounts it believes were improperly paid to us," SolarCity writes in its SEC filing. "If it were successful it asserting this action, we could then be required to pay damages and penalties for any funds received based on such misrepresentations."
SolarCity's CEO is Elon Musk. Musk has made a career of making political contributions to the Obama campaign and, in exchange, getting cash back from the taxpayers.
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