Tesla suing oil executive for impersonating Elon Musk

Tesla Motors sues oil company exec for impersonating its CEO.

@seanridgeley
Published Thu, Sep 15 2016 6:03 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:58 AM CST

Tesla Motors is suing an oil company executive said to have impersonated its CEO Elon Musk in order to obtain financial information on the company.

Tesla suing oil executive for impersonating Elon Musk | TweakTown.com

The lawsuit names Todd Katz, CFO for Quest Integrity Group, and claims he used a similar email address to Musk's (elontesla@yahoo.com) to achieve his goal. Quest is partnered with BP, Chevron, and ExxonMobil, among other notable companies.

"The point of this action is that this was perceived as an effort to gain inside information, non-public information," said LA attorney John Hueston, representing the car maker. "Although it was caught here, Tesla is worried about this happening in some other form. This could have resulted in highly valuable information being improperly disclosed."

Sean has a background in journalism, and has been using that to write about gaming and tech since 2008 - first for Neoseeker, then Rage3D, and now, TweakTown. As News Editor, Sean's job is to supply regular stories on the latest happenings in the tech world. He also writes tweak guides to help you get the most out of your PC games and hardware.

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