Trump pardons Levandowski, the engineer sentenced to prison for stealing secrets from Google

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Anthony Levandowski, sentenced to 18 months in prison last August for stealing trade secrets from Alphabet, the parent company of Google, will not have to serve his sentence. The name of the engineer is among those chosen by the (outgoing) president of the United States, Donald Trump, for the granting of a pardon. “Levandowski has paid a significant price for his shares and plans to dedicate his talents to promoting the public good,” it is stated in a release released by the White House last night.

Specifically, Levandowski was convicted of downloading in 2016, shortly before leaving Google’s autonomous car division, 14,000 confidential files of technology. His next company, Uber, fired him in

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