Tesla sues employee alleged to have stolen gigabytes of data

Cyrus Farivar reports:

On Wednesday, Tesla sued a former employee who worked in its Gigafactory in Nevada, accusing him of stealing trade secrets.

The lawsuit appears to be what CEO Elon Musk was referring to recently when he said that production of the Model 3 had been sabotaged.

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According to the civil complaint that was filed in federal court in Nevada, Tesla accused Martin Tripp, who began working in Sparks as a “process technician” in October 2017, of exporting company data:

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