Violation Tracker Parent Company Summary

Parent Company Name: 
Tesla Inc.
Ownership Structure: 
publicly traded (ticker symbol TSLA)
Headquartered in: 
California
Major Industry: 
motor vehicles
Specific Industry: 
motor vehicles and energy
Penalty total since 2000: 
$82,658,220
Number of records: 
29
Top 5 Offense Groups (Groups Defined)Penalty TotalNumber of Records
financial offenses$35,800,0003
government-contracting-related offenses$29,820,0002
competition-related offenses$14,350,8902
employment-related offenses$1,777,9092
safety-related offenses$457,42116
Top 5 Primary Offense TypesPenalty TotalNumber of Records
False Claims Act and related$29,820,0002
investor protection violation$20,000,0001
Foreign Corrupt Practices Act$14,350,8902
tax violations$13,000,0001
accounting fraud or deficiencies$2,800,0001
Notes: 

Parent-subsidiary linkages are based on relationships current as of the latest revision listed in the Update Log, which may vary from what was the case when a violation occurred. The penalty totals are adjusted to account for the fact that the individual entries below may include both agency records and settlement announcements for the same case; or else a penalty covering multiple locations may be listed in the individual records for each of the facilities. The totals are also adjusted to reflect cases in which federal and state or local agencies cooperated and issued separate announcements of the outcome. Duplicate or overlapping penalty amounts are marked with an asterisk in the list below.

Associated Names: 

MAXWELL TECH A DELAWARE; MAXWELL TECHNOLOGIES INC; SOLARCITY; TESLA ENERGY OPERATIONS, INC.; Tesla Energy Solutions (fka SolarCity) and Novogradac & Company LLP; TESLA MOTORS; TESLA, INC.

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Subsidy Tracker data on financial assistance to this company by federal, state and local government agencies can be found here.


Individual Penalty Records:

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SolarCity Corporation False Claims Act and related 2017 DOJ_CIVIL $29,500,000
Tesla Inc. investor protection violation 2018 SEC $20,000,000
Tesla Energy Solutions (fka SolarCity) and Novogradac & Company LLP tax violations 2018 OR-AG $13,000,000
Maxwell Technologies Inc. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 2011 DOJ_CRIMINAL $8,000,000
Maxwell Technologies Inc. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 2011 SEC $6,350,890
Maxwell Technologies, Inc. accounting fraud or deficiencies 2018 SEC $2,800,000
Tesla, Inc. wage and hour violation 2018 private lawsuit-federal $1,026,755
Solarcity Corporation wage and hour violation 2013 WHD $751,154
Maxwell Technologies False Claims Act and related 2000 DOJ_CIVIL $320,000
TESLA MOTORS, INC. environmental violation 2010 EPA $275,000
Tesla Motors Inc. environmental violation 2019 EPA $86,000
TESLA, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2018 OSHA $82,000
Tesla Inc. consumer protection violation 2020 FL-OFR $75,000
TESLA MOTORS, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2013 OSHA $71,000
TESLA, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2019 OSHA $45,400
TESLA MOTORS, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2014 OSHA $40,400
TESLA, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2018 OSHA $30,285
TESLA, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2018 OSHA $29,365
SOLARCITY CORPORATION workplace safety or health violation 2010 OSHA $26,500
TESLA, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2018 OSHA $26,075
TESLA ENERGY OPERATIONS, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2018 OSHA $25,868
TESLA, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2019 OSHA $25,750
TESLA, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2018 OSHA $18,600
TESLA MOTORS, INC environmental violation 2003 EPA $16,000
TESLA, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2019 OSHA $11,382
TESLA MOTORS, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2015 OSHA $9,370
TESLA MOTORS, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2011 OSHA $5,400
MAXWELL TECHNOLOGIES, INC., A DELAWARE CORPORATION workplace safety or health violation 2016 OSHA $5,026
TESLA, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2018 OSHA $5,000
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