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Former Google and Uber exec faces up to 10 years in jail over self-driving car trade secrets

Sasha Lekach
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If you thought the Waymo v. Uber trial wrapped up when the companies settled early last year ... well, nope.

An unsealed federal indictment Tuesday revealed 33 charges against engineer-turned-executive Anthony Levandowski, whose arraignment is set for this afternoon in San Jose. If convicted, Levandowski faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison. 

Levandowski was an engineer at what was then called Project Chauffeur at Google (it later became Waymo) before he started his own autonomous truck company, Otto, in 2015. That business was quickly snatched up for $680 million by Uber, which was starting to develop its own self-driving car program.  Read more...

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