Of course I am aware of the criticisms. With brains like his he should have known better. My intervention was only to point out that he is not (or should not be) the unqualified and uncertified chancer that some people imagine him to be. Bright guy, poor job (perhaps). The court will decide in the end.
Alan, as you know I have criticised this work from Penon, especially because of Penon's previous work signing an unprofessional report that he did not write. If you can think of some alignment of facts that makes these things other than, at best, exceptionally poor work, I'd like to hear it. Good words about Penon's character don't do that. At best, you can argue that Rossi is very manipulative and deceitful, and able to encourage others to do things which are highly unprofessional. Can you find some better reading of Penon's involvement than that? I'm talking here about what we know of his work in this case, not saying anything about his character.
There is always the possibility that some plot twist will excuse Penon's involvement here - these things happen - but I bet you can't think of one!