Google’s former self-driving guru Anthony Levandowski pleads guilty to trade secret theft

Google's former self-driving guru Anthony Levandowski pleads guilty to trade secret theft

Stealing, it turns out, is wrong. 

That’s a lesson former Google engineer, self-driving truck startup founder, and Uber executive Anthony Levandowski will be learning the hard way as he faces a potential prison sentence. According to The Washington Post, Levandowski today plead guilty to a charge of stealing trade secrets from Google. 

It was back in 2017 that Uber fired Levandowski over allegations that he had stolen self-driving tech from Google, his former employer. In 2018, he launched his own self-driving startup — apparently strong in his belief that he would weather the legal storm surrounding his (at the time) alleged improprieties. Read more…

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