So what is the "REAL" status of this situation? By real I mean have the initial investors for large qty of cells received either cells or reimbursement by now.
If the thread is correct and Mr. Morrison collected monies for future delivery of product then:
1.) If it can be shown he had no intent to even fill the orders, that is Wire Fraud under USC 18 - one count for each transaction which he didn't come through with, assume 1 year per transaction if convicted or 2mo if he pleas
2.) If he had at one time planned to fill the orders but somthing happened with his supply line after he received the payment so he "decided" not to refund or provide promised product - that's theft and since it occoured within the confines of wired space, it crosses state lines by default becoming Federal Theft charges.
3.) Giving all benefit of the doubt - assuming he received payments, used those to place order via supplier and got stiffed himself... that would suck and while it's not fair, there would be no criminal laws broken.
4.) If you paid the "Corporation" regardless of who runs it, you must realize that the entire point of a corporation is to limit your personal exposure financially (amongst other things)... so if in fact #3 happened but he still had enough personal wealth (not corporate funds) to buy a second Tesla... then he committed no crime.
IMHO - If this is still an open issue a few things should be done (dnmun had most of them already as I glazed these posts over):
1.) I would contact the state's attorney generals office, ask to speak with whichever department is less busy - Fraud or Theft, I know that sounds silly but it opens the conversation correctly and will get their attention and peak their interest.
2.) As directed contact the FBI cybercrimes (the sale and communications were online right?) office and ask to file a complaint and have an agent contact you to complete a "302" - seriously, quote that you need to speak with someone in cybercrime to report multiple cases of wire fraud... once you have that person and have explained the rough cut, ask them to have someone contact you to complete an official "302" - that's FEEB speak for phone interview with 2 agents - they never tell you there are 2 agents and only one speaks but it's their "official statement". Also be sure to mention that the activity is ongoing to the best of your knowledge.
3.) After cybercrimes, contact the white collar crimes division - these guys will deal with the Ponzie scheme scenario which seems to be taking place where the shell game is being played with some customers monies and others are being fulfilled to continue the deception and theft. Explain it all and then the current status and finally, again request an agent contact you to take an official "302"
4.) There are some new federal laws which apply to paypal - when you send them correspondence, be sure to include the wording:
"Vendor committed fraud by wire using your payment service with not just me but multiple customer" and "Now it seems vendor is shipping selectively to continue their scheme" - operative words are vendor, fraud by wire, payment service and continued scheme - you don't need em all, but it will force an actual investigation by the Paypal loss prevention department (yep same as your credit card company loss prevention people, fraud cops at the service level) - although they have had a department like this for years... only over the past 3 years has federal regulation changed to require certain "due diligence" in investigation of "specific illegal activiity"... the icing is the "continuing" part
I hope this has all resolved itself by now but if not... there ya have it.