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Tesla CEO Elon Musk's settlement with SEC approved by judge

Elon Musk Tesla CEO Elon Musk's settlement with SEC approved by judge
Nellie Chapman | 17 October, 2018, 10:04

Tesla's on Thursday mocked the USA, just hours after a federal judge ordered him and the regulator to justify their securities fraud settlement, which let Musk remain chief executive.

Tesla shares rose as much as 5.5 percent to $273.88 before easing to $271.63 in early-afternoon trade on Nasdaq.

The SEC sued Musk, accusing him of making "false and misleading statements" in tweets on August 7 claiming he had "funding secured" to take the electric-car maker private at $US420 a share.

Elon Musk's settlement with a USA regulator has been approved by a judge. Hammers must appear after a significant decline or when prices are oversold (which appears to be the case with TESLA INC) to be valid.

He agreed to step down as chairman of the company, and he and Tesla must now pay $20m in fines within 14 days.

However, he's doubled down - sort of - in a recent tweet where he said a new chip that improves Autopilot features would be available in about six months in all of the company's new production electric cars.

The government lawsuit threatened Tesla and Musk with a long fight that could have undermined its operations and ability to raise capital. The agency moved with unusual speed, questioning Musk, Tesla's board and other executives. According the CNBC, Musk just filed a trademark with the intent to use under the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

The complaint was filed after Musk and Tesla's board abruptly walked away from an agreement with the SEC.

That tweet was followed by a photo titled "Visual approximation" featuring a red bottle label with a banner that reads "Teslaquila" under the company's signature Tesla logo.

And because it's Musk, he also tweeted about it.

Billionaire Elon Musk, business tycoon and investor, revealed he is a fan of anime after he tweeted his plan to build a giant robot. Musk corrected this because he preferred to be called the cuter "Elon-chan". Mr. Murdoch's name for consideration of the Chairman's post was also brought up previously by The New York Times.