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Tesla faces U.S. criminal investigation over Elon Musk statements, sources say

September 18, 2018 |

Tesla Inc. is under investigation by the Justice Department over public statements made by the company and Chief Executive Elon Musk, according to two people familiar with the matter. The criminal probe is running alongside a previously reported civil inquiry by securities regulators.

Federal prosecutors…


L.A. Times – Business

Elon Musk Names First Moon Voyage Passenger

September 18, 2018 |

“I choose to go to the moon,” Japanese fashion tycoon Yusaka Maezawa declared at an event at SpaceX’s California headquarters Monday night. SpaceX founder Elon Musk revealed Maezawa as the company’s first paying passenger on a voyage around the moon scheduled for 2023, reports Reuters . Maezawa, who will become the…
Newser

Cave Diver Sues Elon Musk for ‘Pedo’ Claim After Thai Rescue

September 17, 2018 |

A British diver who criticized Elon Musk’s attempted contribution to the sensational cave rescue of a Thai boy’s soccer team has filed suit against the billionaire for calling him a pedophile. Vern Unsworth, who helped save a dozen boys and their coach in July, filed suit against Musk on Monday…
Newser

Elon Musk acknowledges Tesla is in ‘delivery logistics hell’

September 17, 2018 |

Tesla Inc. Chief Executive Elon Musk acknowledged Sunday that his company has been slow in getting new electric Model 3 cars to waiting customers, calling the problem “delivery logistics hell.”

In response to a tweet from a customer who complained to Musk that the delivery date for her car continued…


L.A. Times – Business

Tesla erupts in chaos after senior executives leave and Elon Musk tokes up

September 7, 2018 |

The turmoil at Tesla Inc. reached a fever pitch Friday, as news emerged that two senior executives will leave Elon Musk’s electric-car maker a matter of hours after he smoked marijuana during an hours-long interview with a comedian.

Chief Accounting Officer Dave Morton gave notice Tuesday that…


L.A. Times – Business

Elon Musk: Thailand Diver Is a ‘Child Rapist’

September 5, 2018 |

Elon Musk has doubled down on his apparently baseless claims that Vernon Unsworth, the British cave diver who helped rescue a trapped youth soccer team in Thailand, is a pedophile. In an angry email to BuzzFeed reporter Ryan Mac, the Tesla CEO called the 63-year-old Unsworth a “child rapist” who…
Newser

Tesla’s logo might help Elon Musk land his next round of cash

September 4, 2018 |

Now that Elon Musk’s quixotic bid to take Tesla Inc. private is dead, the hand-wringing over when he’ll raise fresh financing has begun anew.

Musk might insist that he doesn’t need to raise more capital this year, but to many on Wall Street, that sounds improbable. And even if it were true, they…


L.A. Times – Business

Elon Musk Faces His Own Worst Enemy

September 2, 2018 |

The visionary entrepreneur seeks to ferry mankind to Mars and investors to prosperity. His ego may be all that stands in the way.
WSJ.com: US Business

Elon Musk Might Get Sued Over ‘Pedo Guy’ Comment

August 29, 2018 |

Elon Musk recently suggested the cave diver he called “pedo guy” might actually be a pedophile , seeing as the diver hadn’t sued Musk over his comment—but now a lawsuit may be coming. Vernon Unsworth, the British cave explorer who assisted with the rescue of the young soccer team trapped…
Newser

More pedophilia tweets from Elon Musk – and a rescue diver’s lawyer says a libel suit is on the way

August 29, 2018 |

Elon Musk returned to a controversial — and some would say, counterproductive — topic Tuesday night, launching a new round of tweets implying that the cave rescuer he accused of being a pedophile might actually be one.

On Wednesday, a lawyer said he had sent Musk a letter threatening legal action…


L.A. Times – Business