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A former Tesla employee was charged by a federal grand jury today of embezzling roughly $9.3 million [£7.15 million] from Elon Musk’s electric car company over the course of two years. The indictment comes as the result of an FBI inquiry.
The employee, 32-year-old Salil Parulekar, allegedly engaged in a scheme that involved diverting payments, falsifying invoices, identity theft, and impersonating an employee of one of Tesla’s suppliers, according to the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of California on Thursday:
According to the indictment, Parulekar learned in January 2017 that Tesla had terminated its supplier relationship with Schwabische Huttenwerke Automotive GmbH (“SHW”). At the time of the termination, SHW had only provided a limited number of
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