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Former Tesla employee files whistleblower tip to SEC

Joe Mont | July 13, 2018

Billionaire inventor Elon Musk, founder of electric car pioneer Tesla, has been mired in quite a bit of controversy these days. There have been press battles, a notoriously combative earnings call, and escalating scrutiny of its automating capabilities, notably when it comes to steep production demands for its more mainstream-priced Model S.

Now, Musk and Tesla also facing the complications that come with a former employee turned Securities and Exchange Commission whistleblower.

Among the twists: Although the SEC’s whistleblower protocol is an anonymous process, the circumstances of the tip have been very public.

As reported by the Washington Post and other media sources on July 11, a former Tesla employee, Martin Tripp, who was fired by Tesla, has formally filed a...

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