‘Suspicious’ glass order fired Tesla confidant, report says.

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A longtime Tesla executive and Elon Musk confidant has reportedly been fired amid an internal investigation into his “suspicious” order of a hard-to-find type of glass.

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‘Suspicious’ glass order fired Tesla confidant, report says.

Tesla has launched an internal investigation into Omead Afshar, who runs Tesla’s Texas factory, after the company’s finance and audit teams learned he had placed an order for a “special type of glass,” the report said, citing sources familiar with the company.

‘Suspicious’ glass order fired Tesla confidant, report says.

Afshar allegedly told the workers that the glass order was for a “secret project”. Investigators are trying to determine whether the order, which was made using company resources, was for Tesla or for Musk’s personal use. The glass is said to be difficult to source at the moment due to global supply chain issues.

Several Tesla employees have been fired in connection with the internal investigation, Bloomberg reported. Afshar is also expected to be pushed out – possibly after a leave and agreement on the details of his departure.

‘Suspicious’ glass order fired Tesla confidant, report says.

Afshar is one of Musk’s employees at Tesla and holds several key roles at the company. Most recently, he was tasked with overseeing the construction of Tesla’s Austin factory and manufacturing facility upon its opening.

‘Suspicious’ glass order fired Tesla confidant, report says.

Afshar’s LinkedIn page states that from June 2018 to July 2020, he served as a project director in the office of Tesla’s CEO. Afshar added a cowboy emoji to the job title space of his current role. The Post has contacted Tesla for comment. Afshar declined to comment when contacted by Bloomberg about the situation.

‘Suspicious’ glass order fired Tesla confidant, report says.

Afshar is widely considered to be Musk’s internal “fixer” at Tesla, according to the outlet. He talked about his work at Tesla in a 2019 interview at his alma mater, the University of California at Irvine.

‘Suspicious’ glass order fired Tesla confidant, report says.

“I focus on where the problem is, so there are a lot of firefighters. If there’s a problem, I’m there,” Afshar said during the interview. “Usually when people see me, they’re not always happy because that means there’s a problem.” Musk is known for pursuing various side projects at Tesla and its other company, along with a major electric car company, is currently developing a so-called “Tesla Bot” that can perform basic manual tasks, among other things.

Afshar last tweeted on Wednesday when he shared a message congratulating the Tesla team in Fremont, California on the production milestone.

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