12 November 2011 0 Comments

Crony Capitalism: The Network – Steven Spinner – Jonathan Silver

Crony Capitalist Network – fund-raisers, lawyers, politically connected

Steven Spinner bio – The Social Enterprise Conference Harvard Feb 2010

“Steve Spinner is the Loan Programs Advisor in the Office of the Secretary in the U.S. Department of Energy focused on implementation of the Amer

ican Recovery and Reinvestment Act.”

The adviser, Steve Spinner, was a venture capitalist and fund-raiser for Mr. Obama in 2008 who took a job the next year as an adviser in the Energy Department. Mr. Spinner’s wife is a partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, a law firm based in California that represented Solyndra as part of the loan-guarantee deal.

In the lengthy email discussions that occurred in the days before the Solyndra loan closed in September 2009, Spinner emerges as a key figure in advocating for getting the deal done, apparently in an effort to score the loan as a political victory for President Obama. Many of the emails surround his efforts to coordinate plans for either President Obama or Vice President Biden to announce it as the administration’s first loan approval — one that he repeatedly notes will create clean energy jobs.

Mechanics and Time Line of the Solyndra Deal – It Isn’t Lending October 9, 2011 Pajamas Media Tom Blumer

Fall guy Government Bureaucrat Jonathan Silver, head of the DOE Loan Programs Office, plans to join left leaning Third Way think tank

The Department of Energy Loan Team Taxpayer financed government bureaucrats whose job it is to give away Taxpayer money to cronies.

April 21, 2011  Jonathan Silver GigaOm’s GreeNet Conference interview.

GreenNet Conference Presenters.


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