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Former Tesla employee being sued for 'sabotage'

• by AP

Tesla is suing a former process engineer for $1 million, alleging he stole data 

But engineer Martin Tripp has claimed he was merely acting as a whistleblower 

He alleged the firm was installing damaged batteries in its Model 3 electric cars 

Suit was filed Wednesday, three days after CEO Elon Musk warned employees  

A former Tesla employee who is being sued by the electric car giant for allegedly stealing data has insisted he is in fact a whistleblower.

Martin Tripp, a process engineer, was hit with a $1 million suit on Wednesday alleging he hacked into Tesla's system, transferred data to third parties and gave false leaks to the media. 

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