Musk tweeted the information to his 22 million followers without discussing it with Nasdaq, the index on which Tesla stock is traded. He can not seek reelection for three years, according to court filings. "In truth and in fact, Musk had not even discussed, much less confirmed, key deal terms, including price, with any potential funding source", the SEC said in the complaint filed in federal district court in the Southern District of NY.
On Friday the stock took its biggest loss in nearly five years after regulators moved late Thursday to oust Chairman and CEO Elon Musk, saying his infamous tweet about taking Tesla private last month was securities fraud.
At least five research firms said Musk might have to resign following the SEC lawsuit.
Tesla did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
This is a developing story.
Analysts at the bank said: 'The SEC civil action may lead to Musk's exit from Tesla, either permanently or temporarily, and the Musk premium in the shares dissipating'.
Electric vehicle news site Electrekreported that Tesla had produced 51,000 Model 3s with a couple of days left in the quarter, hitting its goal of 50,000 to 55,000 Model 3s.
Barclays has warned that if Musk is forced to leave, it will send Tesla shares down another $130 - or 48 per cent from their current level.
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Doubts were raised after USA authorities began securities fraud proceedings against the billionaire following his Twitter claims that he had secured funding to take the company private.
The fraud case comes amid a squall of disquieting tweets and other troubling disclosures that have raised questions about whether Musk should remain at the helm of Tesla, a company valued at $46 billion.
Musk and Tesla's many fans had been hoping that a strong quarterly report on Model 3 electric-car deliveries, and the resulting profit, would trump the controversy over Musk's go-private play in August.
Musk's rejection of an SEC settlement infuriated some investors who would have rather put the episode behind them.
At the time of writing, Tesla shares are trading at US$268.20 ($369.55), a significant drop from US$342.54 ($471.99) before this whole affair started. He said the share price is now "more faith-based" than rooted in the company's financial performance.
Tesla's share price has suffered recently given controversy around Musk.
Tesla shares were down 13.9 percent at the close on Friday, at $264.77. The lawsuit also claims he "knew or was reckless in not knowing" that his statements were false and/or misleading.
Rosenstein appointed Mueller in May 2017, oversees his work and has repeatedly defended the breadth and scope of the probe. Barber believes that the upcoming meeting might involve some kind of plea-bargain.
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