Tesla whistleblower Martin Tripp ordered to pay $400,000 to settle hacking case

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Martin Tripp, the former Tesla worker who has been embroiled in a bitter legal battle with CEO Elon Musk for over two years, was ordered to pay his former employer $400,000 after admitting to leaking confidential information to a reporter.

The settlement is intended to bring an end to one of the more sordid stories at Tesla, in which Tripp, a former process technician, locked horns with the billionaire CEO over allegations that Tesla was wasting a “jaw-dropping” amount of raw material as it ramped up production of the Model 3 sedan.

"The settlement is intended to bring an end to one [DEL:  :DEL]of the more sordid stories at Tesla"

Musk later accused Tripp of “sabotage” and personally ordered investigators to hack Tripp’s phone and spy on his...

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