Add all this up, and it doesn't assure the Ecat is real, but I think it comes pretty darn close to doing just that. Very exciting, and always, a very good story. Who needs action novels, when we have this!
Shane, you are not thinking this through.
(1) If [lexicon]IH[/lexicon] never intended to pay, but wanted to squirrel large amounts of money away in offshore companies as Rossi alleges, then the whole [lexicon]IH[/lexicon] Ferrago lends no credibility to Rossi and their DD is worth nothing.
(2) If they originally thought 100M would be worth it for working technology (and indeed it would) then why are they now not paying? They have, it seems, got the money. I can think of only one plausible reason for that change of heart.
However I'll say this - Rossi has at last given us excess heat par excellence!