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Elon Musk’s car company Tesla is reportedly under investigation by the Department of Justice in relation to public comments made by Musk and the company.
Bloomberg reports that Elon Musk’s Tesla is currently under investigation by the Department of Justice over statements made by Musk and the company. The criminal investigation is also operating alongside a probe by the SEC relating to Musk’s tweets about taking the electric-car manufacturer private — an idea which Musk has now walked back following doubts over whether he really did have “funding secured” as he claimed.
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Tesla did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Bloomberg. Abraham Simmons, a spokesman for the U.S. attorney’s office also declined to comment at this time.
The company released a statement on the DOJ probe:
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Last month, following Elon’s announcement that he was considering taking the company private, Tesla received a voluntary request for documents from the DOJ and has been cooperative in responding to it. We have not received a subpoena, a request for testimony, or any other formal process. We respect the DOJ’s desire to...
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