Government Lawyers Want More Solyndra Documents

Abject failure is fascinating


The Justice Department probe into the collapse of solar panel maker Solyndra LLC after the company received a half-billion dollars in federal loan guarantees has prompted requests by government lawyers investigating the company for closing documents and invoices, according to newly filed court records.

The requests came to light after the law firm, K&L Gates, withdrew a pending fee application with the U.S. Bankruptcy in Delaware detailing nearly a half-million dollars in legal work it has provided Solyndra during the past year.

The Washington Times reported last week that lawyers had failed to include an accounting for months of legal work for the solar company in an application asking a bankruptcy judge to get paid.