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Pardon For Former Google Engineer Who Stole Trade Secrets

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FILE - This Sept. 24, 2019 photo shows former Google engineer Anthony Levandowski, right, in front of his attorney, Miles Ehrlich, outside of a federal courthouse in San Francisco. President Donald Trump has pardoned Levandowski, who plead guilty to stealing trade secrets before joining Uber’s effort to build robotic vehicles for its ride-hailing service. Levandowski was among the more than 140 people included in a flurry of clemency action in the final hours of Trump’s White House term. (AP Photo/Michael Liedtke)

(AP) — President Donald Trump has pardoned a former Google engineer who plead guilty to stealing trade secrets before joining Uber’s effort to build robotic vehicles for its ride-hailing service.

Anthony Levandowski was among the more than 140 people included in a flurry of clemency action in the final hours of Trump’s White House term. Levandowski was sentenced to 18 months in prison in August. He was also ordered to pay more than $850,000.

 

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