Report: Exec who runs Tesla plant in Texas under investigation for darkened glass

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Omead Afshar, the Tesla president charged with overseeing operations at the company’s Texas plant, is reportedly the subject of an internal investigation into a glass purchase deemed “suspicious,” according to a report. from Bloomberg. Sources close to the situation told Bloomberg that Afshar will likely go on leave before Tesla removes him from the company entirely.

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Afshar has reportedly placed an order for a “special” type of glass that is not so readily available amid supply chain restrictions, telling staff it was for a “secret project”. According to BloombergTesla’s finance department flagged its glass purchase earlier this year, sparking the internal investigation led by David Searle, the acting head of Tesla’s legal department.

While researchers are still unsure if the glass for personal use belonged to Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Bloomberg notes that some employees involved in the incident have already been fired. The situation also raises the question of whether Afshar has used Tesla’s economic status as a way to get hold of the glass.

On his LinkedIn profile, Afshar states that he has been working for the “Office of the CEO at Tesla” since 2017. He replaces the cowboy hat emoji in place of his current job title at the company, likely referring to his role in the construction and management of Tesla’s Texas Gigafactory. Since joining the company, Afshar has worked close to Musk, with: The information goes so far as to describe him as Musk’s “right-hand man.”

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News of Afshar’s possible termination follows the departure of Andrej Karpathy, Tesla’s head of AI. It also comes at a particularly turbulent time for Tesla (and basically any other company owned by Musk), as Twitter tries to force Musk into his initial $44 billion deal to buy the social platform.

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