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  • Tesla disclosed multiple subpoenas from the U.S. Department of Justice in its third-quarter filing out Monday.
  • The DOJ has pressed Tesla for information about the range of the company's electric vehicles, as well as "personal benefits, related parties," and "personnel decisions," among other things the filing said.
  • Tesla shares were ticking slightly higher Monday afternoon, recovering from a decline around 15% last week after CEO Elon Musk struck a pessimistic note on the company's third-quarter earnings call.

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A Tesla Model Y is seen on a Tesla car lot in Austin, Texas, on May 31, 2023.

In a third-quarter financial filing out Monday, Tesla disclosed that the U.S. Department of Justice has been investigating, and in some cases issued subpoenas, to Elon Musk's automaker regarding its driver assistance systems marketed as Autopilot and Full Self-Driving, or FSD, options; the range of the company's electric vehicles; as well as "personal benefits, related parties," and "personnel decisions" at the company.

The specific related parties were not listed in the filing. The term generally refers to a company's executives, directors, largest shareholders and sometimes to other businesses they own.

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