Ex-Apple employee pleads not guilty to stealing self-driving car trade secrets

Xiaolang Zhang is accused of downloading proprietary files from Apple.


Stephen Lam/Techhnews

The former member of Apple’s self-driving car team charged with stealing trade secrets has pleaded not guilty in federal court

Xiaolang Zhang entered his plea in San Jose, California, Bloomberg reports.

He was arrested on July 7 as he tried to fly to China and accused of downloading proprietary files from Apple before going to work for Xiaopeng Motors, also known as Xmotors.

He admitted to downloading the files to the FBI, according to prosecutors, who told the judge that he faces a single count of trade-secret theft and could be hit with a 10-year prison sentence and a $250,000 fine if convicted.

Zhang is trying make bail of $300,000 with property, his lawyer said.

Xmotors has said that it found no indication Zhang ever communicated any sensitive information from Apple to them, according to Bloomberg.

Source link


Leave a Reply

Subscribe to our newsletter

Join our monthly newsletter and never miss out on new stories and promotions.
Techhnews will use the information you provide on this form to be in touch with you and to provide updates and marketing.

You can change your mind at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in the footer of any email you receive from us, or by contacting us at newsletter@techhnews.com. We will treat your information with respect.

%d bloggers like this: