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Solar panel companies subpoenaed in federal probe over taxpayer aid Read more: http://www.foxnews.c

Fox News -- Several major solar panel companies have been issued subpoenas as part of a federal investigation into whether they overcharged for their work in order to squeeze more stimulus money out of taxpayers.

The investigation was revealed earlier this year by one of the subjects in the probe, California-based SolarCity. Shortly before going public last week, the company disclosed in an SEC statement that it "and other companies with significant market share" -- as well as others "related to the solar industry" -- had received subpoenas from the Treasury Department's Office of the Inspector General.

The SEC statement did not reveal what other companies are being scrutinized. But The Washington Post reported that SunRun and Sungevity have also received Treasury subpoenas.

The investigation fo


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drpepperTX
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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2012 9:15:06 AM

Well said letemeatcake! I applaud you! The truth will set you free!
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luellaloo
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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2012 4:05:27 AM

Don't they have better things to do ?
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jrs4125
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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2012 12:55:31 AM

I would think there are more corrupt practices the SEC could be investigating.
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LetemEatCake
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2012 11:51:28 PM


We sure don't need cheaters in the Solar business. If proved true...go get em!
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judgemobile
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2012 9:55:55 PM

do they swear to tell the TRUTH..the real truth, and not just what they are told to say ?
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snappytom2
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2012 7:31:40 PM

Hmm.
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jcurley
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2012 6:29:22 PM

I prefer to read the information from a *REAL* news company, with actual fact-checkers:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/solar-firms-probed-for-misrepresentations-in-getting-public-money/2012/12/13/0ba07656-4496-11e2-8e70-e1993528222d_story.html

And don't jump to conclusions - they're just starting to investigate.

[Edited by: jcurley at 12/19/2012 6:33:55 PM EST]
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goldrose1
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2012 6:23:09 PM

Not surprised.
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USMC_0411
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2012 6:20:20 PM

Cool
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BoerneWatch
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2012 6:17:39 PM

What?

The huge Obama solar subsidies were not enough for these guys?
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2012 6:17:18 PM

Thanks for posting this!
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Elaine4411
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2012 6:13:48 PM

And... This would be a "surprise"?
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johton
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2012 6:12:32 PM

O stole it and was reelected! Go figure!
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NemoIL
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2012 6:05:13 PM

Solar energy is a fraud. They should all be in orange jumpsuits. Next, obama will be giving billions of our tax dollars for magic beans.
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REKEY
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2012 6:02:39 PM

A FOX NEWS POST! Really?
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geoutpb
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2012 6:02:38 PM

Not much too say here.
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SUPERQUACK
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2012 6:00:04 PM

GOOG GOSH !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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RAE344
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2012 6:00:00 PM

Sad how these companies turned a good idea into a dirty word.
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ntass1
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2012 5:59:49 PM

AND yet giving BIG OIL subsides in the billions is OK.these are riches company's in America.they need tax payer's help?
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grandamgt1
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2012 5:59:46 PM

Does anyone doubt they took free money when offered? You would have too.

Overcharging? That's what happens when anythin is "subsidised".
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2012 5:57:26 PM

I agree, it is easy to do and a clear violation of business law not to mention unethical.
Don't these morons realize, that if they charged a FAIR price and did good work THEY"D BE FLOODED with work!
They can be fair to customers AND get rich. Everyone's happy.

How about some subpoenas for our MDs and DDSs who routinely overcharge since patients are getting "free" insurance money, and expect to pay some out of pocket.
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2012 5:55:04 PM

That is our money they are stealing.
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2012 5:54:58 PM

What about the feds that don't know a good business plan from a bad one.
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2012 5:54:26 PM

Good luck getting info from the DOJ!
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2012 5:50:54 PM

yes check them out
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harleyhusker
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2012 5:50:48 PM

solar panels already failed once
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2012 5:44:30 PM

OK
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2012 5:44:10 PM

Not a surprise.
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dollarwatcher
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2012 5:41:49 PM

Wondeful, back to these solar panel articles again. Give it a rest, eh.

[Edited by: dollarwatcher at 12/19/2012 5:46:31 PM EST]
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Ken2OD
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2012 5:39:11 PM

I smell a rat. The foxes are taking over the hen-house.
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2012 5:34:34 PM

No comment.
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2012 5:33:53 PM

Some companies appear to play loose with the rules.
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2012 5:29:09 PM

Not a surprise.
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2012 5:24:24 PM

Bad boys.
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2012 5:19:40 PM

Just proves that the current administraion has no idea on how to run the economy.
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DeHavilland
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2012 5:19:21 PM

Wasting more good money after bad.
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mycar2
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2012 5:17:47 PM

once again we need to watch and do checking first
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2012 5:16:24 PM

Your tax dollars at work - - if you are someone who pays taxes these days. First you hand out the money, then investigate the recipients and prosecute a few. A true government perpetual motion machine. All funded by your wallet/purse. Aren't you PROUD?
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2012 5:07:40 PM

witch hunt
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pliskin
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2012 5:05:57 PM

What we have to see if this actually goes anywhere or is it just more smoke and mirrors!
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2012 5:04:09 PM

Sit back & enjoy, folks! You've asked for 4 more years of the same! LOL
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jep39
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2012 5:03:41 PM

What does this have to do with the price of fuels.
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2012 4:59:24 PM

So BHO gave this money out, and now he wants it back.
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2012 4:59:08 PM

Yes, investigate the clowns...........
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2012 4:58:08 PM

Some say Solar Companies donated heavily to the Obama campaign.
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2012 4:57:49 PM

......and the beat goes on.......

I heard the U.S. Attorney General is laying low until his boss is sworn in again. WHY? Something to do with this "Guns for Drug Cartels" thing......

Haven't heard a peep out of him for some time.

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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2012 4:56:45 PM

Congress should pass a law: "Put America First Act" - all oil extracted and/or refined here must serve America's needs first, then the oil companies can sell the rest to whomever they please...
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2012 4:56:42 PM

Another of the 1001 reasons the government should stay out of markets whether by subsidy, grant, quota, stimulus, excessive regulation, tax abatements.
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2012 4:52:21 PM

More trouble with government subsidies and Obama handout of taxpayers money.
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2012 4:51:38 PM

Let the probing begin...
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