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Elon Musk, Tesla, Spacex Facing $258 Billion Lawsuit for Promoting Dogecoin

• https://news.bitcoin.com, by Kevin Helms

The lawsuit states that Musk and his companies "falsely and deceptively claim that dogecoin is a legitimate investment when it has no value at all."

Lawsuit Filed Against Elon Musk, Spacex, Tesla Over Dogecoin
Dogecoin investor Keith Johnson filed a class-action lawsuit against Elon Musk and his companies, Tesla and Spacex, Thursday in federal court in Manhattan, Bloomberg reported.

The lawsuit states:

Defendants Elon Musk, Spacex, and Tesla Inc. are engaged in a crypto pyramid scheme (aka Ponzi scheme) by way of dogecoin cryptocurrency.

The plaintiff argued that DOGE is "simply a fraud whereby 'greater fools' are deceived into buying the coin at a higher price."

According to the court document, Johnson is an American citizen who said he was "defrauded out of money by defendants' dogecoin crypto pyramid scheme." He claimed that Musk, Tesla, and Spacex constitute an illegal racketeering enterprise to inflate dogecoin's price.

The complaint describes:

Defendants falsely and deceptively claim that dogecoin is a legitimate investment when it has no value at all.

"Since defendant Musk and his corporations Spacex and Tesla Inc. began purchasing, developing, promoting, supporting, and operating dogecoin in 2019, [the] plaintiff and the class have lost approximately $86 billion in this crypto pyramid scheme," the court document details.


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