Ex-Tesla Worker Gets Probation For Peeping At Boss’s Email

Law360, San Jose (June 20, 2017, 4:07 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge ordered a former Tesla mechanical engineer on Tuesday to serve five years probation and pay the electric car maker restitution for illegally accessing an ex-manager’s email and downloading confidential information he later posted online, rejecting prosecutors’ request for at least 6 months of home detention.

During a sentencing hearing in San Jose, U.S. District Judge Beth Freeman agreed to the lesser sentence, saying she was moved by a statement 30-year-old Canadian citizen Nima Kalbasi made in court. Kalbasi’s career is likely over,...
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