(iWatch News) — Federal agents have expanded their examination of the now-bankrupt California solar power company Solyndra, searching the homes of the company’s chief executive, a founder, and a former executive, examining computer files and documents, the Center for Public Integrity’s iWatch News and ABC News have learned.
Agents visited the homes of CEO Brian Harrison and company founder Chris Gronet. Agents also visited the home of a third executive involved in the company from the start, according to a source who agreed to speak only on condition of anonymity because of the legal sensitivity of the situation.
Gronet, reached at his home Friday morning, did not dispute that his home was searched by federal agents a day earlier.
“I’m sorry,” Gronet said in an interview. “You probably understand full well that I cannot comment.”
Solyndra spokesman David Miller confirmed agents visited Harrison’s home on Thursday, when the FBI and Energy Department Inspector General arrived at the company’s headquarters in Fremont, Calif., seizing boxes of records.
“Yeah, they did go to his house and speak to him briefly,” Miller said. “I don’t know what they may have taken. I believe they took a look at his computer.”
The third executive, identified by the source, could not be reached for comment.