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Nikola founder Trevor Milton faces new federal fraud charge tied to ranch purchase

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Nikola founder Trevor Milton faces new federal fraud charge tied to ranch purchase

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Trevor Milton is facing a new federal fraud charge tied to his purchase of a Utah ranch.

They accuse him of using Nikola's deal to go public via a special purpose acquisition company to target amateur retail investors, some of whom lost hundreds of thousands of dollars.

In December, Nikola agreed to pay the Securities and Exchange Commission $125 million to settle charges it defrauded investors by misleading them about its products, technical capacity and business prospects.


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