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              FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2010 file photo, Tareq Salahi and Michaele Salahi wait to appear on Capitol Hill in Washington before the House Homeland Security Committee. The couple, who cras

    FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2010 file photo, Tareq Salahi and Michaele Salahi wait to appear on Capitol Hill in Washington before the House Homeland Security Committee. The couple, who cras

    Posted: 5/22/2013 2:51:09 PM EST
    FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2010 file photo, Tareq Salahi and Michaele Salahi wait to appear on Capitol Hill in Washington before the House Homeland Security Committee. The couple, who crashed a state dinner at the White House in 2009, invoked their Fifth Amendment right to avoid answering questions before Congress about the incident. On Wednesday, May 22, 2013, Lois Lerner of the IRS joined a diverse roll call of people, such as the Salahis, who over the years have invoked their constitutional right to refuse to answer lawmakers’ questions. (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf, File)
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              FILE - In this Nov. 22, 1989 file photo, financier Charles H. Keating arrives to testify on Capitol Hill in Washington to testify before the House Banking Committee. Lois Lerner of the

    FILE - In this Nov. 22, 1989 file photo, financier Charles H. Keating arrives to testify on Capitol Hill in Washington to testify before the House Banking Committee. Lois Lerner of the

    Posted: 5/22/2013 12:24:37 PM EST
    FILE - In this Nov. 22, 1989 file photo, financier Charles H. Keating arrives to testify on Capitol Hill in Washington to testify before the House Banking Committee. Lois Lerner of the IRS joins a diverse roll call of people who have invoked their Fifth Amendment right not to answer lawmakers’ questions over the years. Keating cited his Fifth Amendment protection against self incrimination did not answer questions from the panel. (AP Photo/Scott Applewhite, File)
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              FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2002 file photo, former Enron CEO Kenneth Lay gives brief remarks before he exercised his constitutional rights and refused to testify before the Senate Commerce

    FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2002 file photo, former Enron CEO Kenneth Lay gives brief remarks before he exercised his constitutional rights and refused to testify before the Senate Commerce

    Posted: 5/22/2013 12:24:37 PM EST
    FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2002 file photo, former Enron CEO Kenneth Lay gives brief remarks before he exercised his constitutional rights and refused to testify before the Senate Commerce Committee hearing, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Lois Lerner of the IRS joins a diverse roll call of people who have invoked their Fifth Amendment right not to answer lawmakers’ questions over the years. (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds, File)
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              FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2010 file photo, Tareq Salahi and Michaele Salahi wait to testify on Capitol Hill in Washington before the House Homeland Security Committee. Lois Lerner of the

    FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2010 file photo, Tareq Salahi and Michaele Salahi wait to testify on Capitol Hill in Washington before the House Homeland Security Committee. Lois Lerner of the

    Posted: 5/22/2013 12:24:37 PM EST
    FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2010 file photo, Tareq Salahi and Michaele Salahi wait to testify on Capitol Hill in Washington before the House Homeland Security Committee. Lois Lerner of the IRS joins a diverse roll call of people who have invoked their Fifth Amendment right not to answer lawmakers’ questions over the years. (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf, File)
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              FILE - In this March 17, 2005 file photo, former Major League baseball player Mark McGwire testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington during a hearing on the use of steroids in professiona

    FILE - In this March 17, 2005 file photo, former Major League baseball player Mark McGwire testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington during a hearing on the use of steroids in professiona

    Posted: 5/22/2013 12:24:37 PM EST
    FILE - In this March 17, 2005 file photo, former Major League baseball player Mark McGwire testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington during a hearing on the use of steroids in professional baseball. Lois Lerner of the IRS joins a diverse roll call of people who have invoked their Fifth Amendment right not to answer lawmakers’ questions over the years. McGwire, sometimes choking back tears, wouldn’t say whether he had used steroids while hitting a then-record 70 home runs in the 1998 season. McGwire later admitted use of steroids and human growth hormone. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
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              FILE - In this Dec. 18, 1986 file photo, Oliver North is sworn in on Capitol Hill in Washington prior to testifying before the House Foreign Affairs  Committee. Lois Lerner of the IRS j

    FILE - In this Dec. 18, 1986 file photo, Oliver North is sworn in on Capitol Hill in Washington prior to testifying before the House Foreign Affairs Committee. Lois Lerner of the IRS j

    Posted: 5/22/2013 12:24:37 PM EST
    FILE - In this Dec. 18, 1986 file photo, Oliver North is sworn in on Capitol Hill in Washington prior to testifying before the House Foreign Affairs Committee. Lois Lerner of the IRS joins a diverse roll call of people who have invoked their Fifth Amendment right not to answer lawmakers’ questions over the years. North cited his Fifth Amendment rights and refused to answer committee question availing the Iran arms sale. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
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              FILE -In this Thursday, March 12, 2009 file photo, Peanut Corporation of America's president Stewart Parnell, arrives to United States Federal Court in Lynchburg, Va. A federal grand ju

    FILE -In this Thursday, March 12, 2009 file photo, Peanut Corporation of America's president Stewart Parnell, arrives to United States Federal Court in Lynchburg, Va. A federal grand ju

    Posted: 2/21/2013 12:58:40 PM EST
    FILE -In this Thursday, March 12, 2009 file photo, Peanut Corporation of America's president Stewart Parnell, arrives to United States Federal Court in Lynchburg, Va. A federal grand jury indicted four employees of a peanut company, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, linked to a 2009 salmonella outbreak that killed nine people and sickened hundreds. Parnell, who invoked the Fifth Amendment to avoid testifying before Congress in February 2009, once directed employees to "turn them loose" after samples of peanuts had tested positive for salmonella and then were cleared in a second test, according to e-mails uncovered at the time by congressional investigators. (AP Photo/Don Petersen, File)
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              New England Compounding Center President, co-owner, and Director of Pharmacy Barry Cadden is sworn in on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012. The owner and director of

    New England Compounding Center President, co-owner, and Director of Pharmacy Barry Cadden is sworn in on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012. The owner and director of

    Posted: 11/14/2012 12:38:24 PM EST
    New England Compounding Center President, co-owner, and Director of Pharmacy Barry Cadden is sworn in on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012. The owner and director of the specialty pharmacy tied to a deadly meningitis outbreak declined to testify Wednesday morning before a congressional committee investigating the matter. Barry Cadden, co-founder of the New England Compound Center, told lawmakers he would use his Fifth Amendment right to not answer questions in order to avoid self-incrimination. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
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    Posted: 10/14/2011 12:55:45 PM EST
    In this Sept. 23, 2011 file photo, CEO Brian Harrison of the bankrupt solar energy company Solyndra invokes his Fifth Amendment right to avoid self-incrimination as he appears before the the House Energy Commitee's Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee which is examining Solyndra's government loan, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Harrison, the CEO of a California solar energy company that sought bankruptcy protection after receiving a $528 million loan guarantee from the Obama administration has resigned Friday, Oct. 7, 2011. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
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    Posted: 9/23/2011 6:05:48 PM EST
    Solyndra CEO Brian Harrison invokes his Fifth Amendment right as he appears before the the House Oversight and Investigations subcommittee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Sept. 23 2011, which is examining Solyndra's government loan. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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    Posted: 9/23/2011 6:05:48 PM EST
    Solyndra CEO Brian Harrison. left, leaves after pleading the Fifth Amendment on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Sept. 23, 2011, during a the House Oversight and Investigations subcommittee hearing. Top executives from a bankrupt California solar energy company are to appear before a congressional hearing investigating their government loan, but they're not expected to say much. Chief Financial Officer Bill Stover (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
  •  - The headquarters of bankrupt Solyndra LLC is shown in Fremont

    The headquarters of bankrupt Solyndra LLC is shown in Fremont

    Posted: 9/20/2011 4:07:41 PM EST
    The headquarters of bankrupt Solyndra LLC is shown in Fremont, California September 20, 2011. Solyndra LLC's chief executive and chief financial officer will invoke their Fifth Amendment rights and decline to answer any questions put to them at a Congressional hearing on Friday, according to letters from their attorneys obtained by Reuters. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith (UNITED STATES - Tags: SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY BUSINESS)
  •  - A sign at the entrance to the headquarters of bankrupt Solyndra LLC is shown in Fremont

    A sign at the entrance to the headquarters of bankrupt Solyndra LLC is shown in Fremont

    Posted: 9/20/2011 4:05:21 PM EST
    A sign at the entrance to the headquarters of bankrupt Solyndra LLC is shown in Fremont, California September 20, 2011. Solyndra LLC's chief executive and chief financial officer will invoke their Fifth Amendment rights and decline to answer any questions put to them at a Congressional hearing on Friday, according to letters from their attorneys obtained by Reuters. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith (UNITED STATES - Tags: SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY BUSINESS)
  •  - The entrance to the headquarters of bankrupt Solyndra LLC is shown in Fremont

    The entrance to the headquarters of bankrupt Solyndra LLC is shown in Fremont

    Posted: 9/20/2011 4:04:01 PM EST
    The entrance to the headquarters of bankrupt Solyndra LLC in Freemont, California.
  •  - The headquarters of bankrupt Solyndra LLC is shown in Fremont

    The headquarters of bankrupt Solyndra LLC is shown in Fremont

    Posted: 9/20/2011 4:02:45 PM EST
    The headquarters of bankrupt Solyndra LLC is shown in Fremont, California September 20, 2011. Solyndra LLC's chief executive and chief financial officer will invoke their Fifth Amendment rights and decline to answer any questions put to them at a Congressional hearing on Friday, according to letters from their attorneys obtained by Reuters. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith (UNITED STATES - Tags: SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY BUSINESS)
  •  - The headquarters of bankrupt Solyndra LLC is shown in Fremont

    The headquarters of bankrupt Solyndra LLC is shown in Fremont

    Posted: 9/20/2011 4:00:20 PM EST
    The headquarters of bankrupt Solyndra LLC is shown in Fremont, California September 20, 2011. Solyndra LLC's chief executive and chief financial officer will invoke their Fifth Amendment rights and decline to answer any questions put to them at a Congressional hearing on Friday, according to letters from their attorneys obtained by Reuters. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith (UNITED STATES - Tags: SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY BUSINESS)
  •  - An empty parking lot shown at headquarters of bankrupt Solyndra LLC in Fremont

    An empty parking lot shown at headquarters of bankrupt Solyndra LLC in Fremont

    Posted: 9/20/2011 3:43:16 PM EST
    An empty parking lot is shown at the headquarters of bankrupt Solyndra LLC is shown in Fremont, California September 20, 2011. Solyndra LLC's chief executive and chief financial officer will invoke their Fifth Amendment rights and decline to answer any questions put to them at a Congressional hearing on Friday, according to letters from their attorneys obtained by Reuters. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith (UNITED STATES - Tags: SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY BUSINESS)
  •  - Solyndra LLC headquarters shown in Fremont

    Solyndra LLC headquarters shown in Fremont

    Posted: 9/20/2011 3:42:14 PM EST
    The headquarters of bankrupt Solyndra LLC is shown in Fremont, California September 20, 2011. Solyndra LLC's chief executive and chief financial officer will invoke their Fifth Amendment rights and decline to answer any questions put to them at a Congressional hearing on Friday, according to letters from their attorneys obtained by Reuters. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith (UNITED STATES - Tags: SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY BUSINESS)
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    Posted: 6/30/2011 8:06:03 AM EST
    FILE - In this April 26, 2010 file photo, Massey Energy Co. Chairman and CEO Don Blankenship attends a news conference in Charleston, W.Va. The former owner of the West Virginia coal mine where an explosion killed 29 men last year kept two sets of books on safety conditions underground, an accurate one for itself that focused on production and a sanitized one for government inspectors, federal regulators said Wednesday, June 29, 2011. Eighteen former Massey Energy officials have refused to testify in the investigation, citing their Fifth Amendment right to avoid self-incrimination, including Blankenship. (AP Photo/Jeff Gentner, File)


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