SEC said Elon Musk Tesla tweets violated settlement agreement per WSJ


Elon Musk, founder of SpaceX and chief executive officer of Tesla Inc., arrives at the Axel Springer Award ceremony in Berlin, Germany, on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020.

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Last spring, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission admonished Tesla and CEO Elon Musk for allegedly violating terms of a 2019 revised settlement agreement, according to correspondence first obtained and reported on by the Wall Street Journal.

SEC officials pointed to a tweet on May 1, 2020, in which Musk said that Tesla’s stock price was “too high,” prompting a more than $13 billion decline in the company’s market value, according to the report. The SEC also pointed to Musk…


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