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Trial begins for Nikola Motor Company over fraud accusations

The founder of Nikola Motor Company went on trial in New York this week on charges of fraud and securities fraud.

Trevor Milton is accused of misleading investors about his company’s technology and what its vehicles were able to do. Nikola, which is headquartered in Phoenix and has a production facility in Coolidge, makes electric and fuel-cell vehicles.

Jack Ewing is a business reporter for the New York Times and covers the auto industry.

The Show spoke with him to learn about the case.

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Mark Brodie is a co-host of The Show, KJZZ’s locally produced news magazine. Since starting at KJZZ in 2002, Brodie has been a host, reporter and producer, including several years covering the Arizona Legislature, based at the Capitol.