solar tax fraud

Seattle energy consultant says brother forged documents

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Seattle energy consultant accused of forgery in connection with a major Oregon solar power project is now saying his brother is to blame for the false documents.Martin Shain was the lead consultant on Oregon's $24 million "Solar by Degree" project. Prosecutors say he created a fake invoice from a fictional subcontractor to help secure nearly $12 million in tax credits from the Oregon Department of Energy.