FBI Descends on Solyndra
Orders come from Department of Energy
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 8, 2011 11:54 AM CDT
An FBI agent walks inside the Solyndra headquarters building in Fremont, Calif., Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011.   (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

(Newser) – In the wake of last week’s shocking bankruptcy filing by solar firm Solyndra, FBI agents descended on the company headquarters with search warrants today. An FBI spokesperson tells NBC News the investigation is at the request of the inspector general of the Department of Energy. Congress demanded a hearing after Solyndra’s bankruptcy filing, which left the government on the hook for $535 million in guaranteed loans.