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By Mangosuthu Buthelezi
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - David Ransom
Former Massachusetts Gov. William F. Weld will be paid more than $20,000 in legal fees working for bankrupt Solyndra LLC — mostly in connection with congressional hearings during which company executives refused to answer questions.
Solyndra was OK'd to auction off assets and retain legal services for government probes.
U.S. taxpayers risk losing more than a half-billion dollars from the collapse of solar-panel maker Solyndra Inc., but former Massachusetts Gov. William F. Weld and his associates stand to earn a windfall in fees representing the bankrupt company in coming months.
Before Solyndra went bankrupt, the company had hired the law firm "with respect to responding to congressional investigations," Mr. Ransom said in an affidavit, which was filed recently in the company's bankruptcy case in Delaware.