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Ex-Google exec sent to prison for stealing robocar secrets

1 month ago   |   By Star Tribune

A former Google engineer has been sentenced to 18 months in prison after pleading to guilty to stealing trade secrets before joining Uber's effort to build robotic vehicles for its ride-hailing service.
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Star Technologist Who Crossed Google Sentenced to 18 Months in Prison

1 month ago   |   By NY Times

Anthony Levandowski, a onetime star Silicon Valley engineer of self-driving cars, had pleaded guilty to stealing trade secrets.
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Ex-Uber exec gets 18-month prison term for trade theft from Google

1 month ago   |   By Fortune

Autonomous driving engineer Anthony Levandowski was ordered to spend 18 months prison for stealing trade secrets from Google as he defected to Uber Technologies Inc., in one of the highest-profile criminal cases to hit Silicon Valley.
U.S. District Judge William Alsup in San Francisco imposed the sentence Tuesday after Levandowski pleaded for mercy and prosecutors urged jail time as a deterrent for “brazen and shocking” conduct.
The engineer's downfall is a saga of avarice and betrayal that left all involved looking bad.
“This was the most-watched, highest-visibility trade secrets case in...
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Ex-Google engineer gets 18 months in prison for stealing files

1 month ago   |   By NBC News

Anthony Levandowski transferred more than 14,000 files to his personal laptop before leaving Google and joining Uber to work on self-driving cars.
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Anthony Levandowski, the self-driving car engineer who sparked the massive Waymo v. Uber lawsuit, sentenced to 18 months in prison for trade secret theft

Anthony Levandowski, the self-driving car engineer who sparked the massive Waymo v. Uber lawsuit, sentenced to 18 months in prison for trade secret theft

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Self-driving-car engineer Anthony Levandowski was sentenced to 18 months in prison by a federal judge in San Francisco Tuesday afternoon, after pleading guilty to one count of trade secret theft in May.
The once-celebrated engineer was at the center of Waymo's legal fight with Uber.
Levandowski was a founding member of Google's "Project Chauffeur," which eventually became Waymo.
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