Judge Alison Nathan held a hearing on April 4 on Tuesday. It is unclear when she wants to comment.
On February 19, Musk tweeted that "Tesla made 0 cars in 2011, but will make about 500k in 2019." Hours later, he wrote a follow-up tweet indicating that the company will actually deliver 400,000 cars this year.
Although Musk corrected his mistake, regulatory authorities said he "once again published inaccurate and material information about Tesla to his over 24 million Twitter followers," according to court hearings.
Tesla admitted that Musk did not receive prior approval from anyone in the committee for his February speeches, but the company has since claimed that he did not
Musk maintains that he has diligently tried to follow the judgment and that the SEC's request is a violation of his constitutional right to freedom of expression.
The fight between Musk and the SEC dates back to August 201
However, Musk had not secured the funding, according to the SEC, and in September, the regulator filed a lawsuit saying he had misled investors. Tesla and Musk were each fined $ 20 million as part of the settlement, and Musk was forced to step down as Tesla's president. He has remained Tesla's CEO.
If Musk is found guilty of contempt, legal experts say he could get a fine, further restrictions on his social media use and his removal as Tesla CEO. Nathan could also throw out the settlement with the SEC, effectively reopening the agency's lawsuits against Musk and Tesla.