Breaking News

Tesla employee fired and sued by Elon Musk takes dispute to SEC: report

The Tesla employee who has been engaged in a company legal dispute with Chief Executive Elon Musk has formally filed a whistleblower tip with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Washington Post reported Wednesday, citing his lawyer. Martin Tripp, who Musk fired final month after which sued for allegedly hacking the company's computer techniques, leaking information to the clicking and stealing secrets, has advised the SEC that TEsla had driven for doubtlessly damaging measures with the intention to meet manufacturing goals, including allegedly striking batteries with puncture holes into cars and reusing scrapped portions, the paper reported. Tripp additionally claimed that Tesla inflated weekly numbers by up to 44%. Tesla didn't go back a request for comment made by the newspaper. Tesla shares have been down 1.1% Wednesday, but are up 2.6% in 2018, while the S&P 500 SPX, -Zero.65% has gained 3.8%.