Anthony Levandowski Pleads Guilty to Stealing Waymo Secrets

Maria J. Danford

Anthony Levandowski, the the moment-lauded engineer who cofounded Google’s self-driving car or truck challenge and aided spark fascination in autonomous automobiles, pleaded responsible Thursday to thieving a confidential Google document shortly right before leaving the corporation. In the settlement, Levandowski agreed to a most fantastic of $250,000 and a most jail phrase of 10 yrs, nevertheless prosecutors count on to suggest a sentence of 24 to 30 months.

The costs stemmed from the months right before Levandowski remaining Google in January 2016 to located a self-driving truck startup named Otto, which Uber swiftly obtained for a described $680 million. In

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