President Donald Trump on Wednesday Sorry Anthony Lewandowski, former Google and Uber engineer and self-driving car expert was Punished Stealing business privacy from Google could lead to 18 months in jail in August 2020.
Lewandowski pioneered self-driving car technology at Google and earned millions. He left the company to find a self-driving truck startup called Auto, which he sold to ride-hailing giant Uber in 2016 for an estimated 6 80,680 million. A year later, Google’s self-driving car unit Waimo File a lawsuit against Uber Allegedly Lewandowski took with him several thousand Google files, including confidential product design, before leaving.
The companies were eventually settled when Uber provided about 250 250 million worth of stock to Wemor and agreed not to infringe on the company’s intellectual property.
But in August 2019, federal prosecutors accused Lewandowski of stealing and attempting to steal 33 counts. In March last year, Lewandowski pleaded guilty to stealing a secret trade and admitted to downloading thousands of internal Google documents. On his personal computer. In addition to the 18-month sentence, he was also fined $ 95,000 and ordered to pay it 756,500. A judge agreed to let Lewandowski stay out of prison until the end Coronavirus is worldwide.
“Mr. Lewandowski has paid a significant price for his work and plans to dedicate his talents to advancing the public good,” the White House said in a statement. Statement In addition to announcing an apology on Trump’s final day as president Dozens Of Others. The White House called Lewandowski “an American entrepreneur who led Google’s efforts to create its own driving technology.”
Among those who supported the amnesty was Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel, Longtime Trump supporter and founder of Oculus Palmer Lusky, Who once donated money to a pro-Trump nonprofit affiliated with Al-Dan.
A spokesman for Weymour declined to comment on Lewandowski’s apology. Uber did not respond to a request for comment.