Selling shares that one does not own or has not borrowed is known as naked short selling. To conceal themselves, they will then frequently attempt to purchase shares at a lower price.

In general, this technique is forbidden. Legitimate short sellers, on the other hand, borrow the shares before selling them in order to profit from drops in the value of a company’s stock.

The letter was disclosed to the public on Friday through a Securities and Exchange Commission filing.

In the letter, Nunes also mentioned that the company’s shares were listed as “indicative of unlawful trading activity” on a list kept by the Nasdaq.