Ex-Uber Exec Levandowski Gets 1.5 Years For Google IP Theft

Law360 (August 4, 2020, 7:01 PM EDT) -- U.S. District Judge William Alsup sentenced bankrupt former Uber Technologies Inc. executive Anthony Levandowski to 18 months in prison Tuesday after he pled guilty to one count in a criminal case alleging he stole self-driving car trade secrets from his former employer Google, a crime the judge called "massive in scale."

During a telephone hearing in California federal court, Judge Alsup handed down the sentence after accepting Levandowski's change of plea. The 40-year-old star engineer admitted to a single count of trade secret theft out of a total of 33 criminal charges that were lobbed against him in an August 2019...

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