Dueling Portraits of Nikola Founder Trevor Milton Presented at Securities-Fraud Trial

Diverging portraits of Nikola Corp. founder Trevor Milton emerged Tuesday firstly of his securities-fraud trial, as attorneys clashed over whether or not the previous govt was a fraudster who lied about his firm’s electric-truck expertise, or a visionary who promoted its revolutionary merchandise.

Mr. Milton, 40 years outdated, is charged with two counts of securities fraud and two extra for wire fraud. He resigned from the corporate in 2020 and was indicted final 12 months.