Andrea Rossi, who recently hosted a cold fusion demonstration, has been summarily dismissed by some due to accusations of fraud.
While I personally don't believe he has what he says he has I thought we give the guy a fair shake at least.
Topic is for the presentation of evidence to support the claims that Andrea Rossi has committed fraud and how these claims reflect on his current work.
Rules. Discussion or presentation of evidence of fraudulent activity only.
I have found 2 references to "fraudulent" activity from this posting:
1. something related to avoiding taxes on gold imported from switzerland. I don't have details.
i.e. you can guy gold in SUI with out paying VAT and if then transported back to Italy and not declared that would be tax fraud. Recent stories on budget issues in Europe seem to suggest that avoiding taxes is something of a generally accepted practice.
2. An industrial waste back debacle back in the 80's. Google translated wiki article on waste thing here http://tinyurl.com/5s45d45
The translation is a bit sketchy so if someone else who know Italian can verify my summary.
Rossi invented a process for conversion of Garbage to Oil. A company was established to due so and they processed a lot of garbage. The byproduct solid waste left over had the same heavy metals/nasty chemicals as original waste but was now concentrated. Said byproducts were classified as secondary raw materials and disposed of without regard to their toxic nature. Company was closed down, filed for bankruptcy etc......