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Tesla’s whistleblowing ex-employee to talk to SEC

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ormer Tesla Inc. employee Martin Tripp will meet with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), his lawyer stated. Earlier this month, Tripp filed a whistleblower tip with the SEC accusing Tesla of installing faulty batteries into its cars, as well as using scrap and waste material in vehicles and misinforming the public about production rates. Tripp’s lawyer said he “intends to fully cooperate” with the commission.

Elon Musk’s car maker sued Tripp in June, claiming he “has thus far admitted to writing software that hacked Tesla’s manufacturing operating system and to transferring several gigabytes of Tesla data to outside entities” while working as a process technician at the company.

 

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