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Former Google engineer argues prison term is a 'death sentence'

Bloomberg7/29/2020 03:09 PM GMT+08  • 3 min read
Former Google engineer argues prison term is a 'death sentence'
The Google engineer, who stole secrets from Uber, said sending him to prison was a 'death sentence' in the light of the coronavirus pandemic
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US prosecutors say Anthony Levandowski should spend 27 months in prison. The autonomous-driving engineer argues that at the height of the coronavirus, that could be a “death sentence.”

Ahead of Levandowski’s sentencing next week, government lawyers told a judge that his punishment for stealing trade secrets from Google as he defected for Uber Technologies Inc. is an important lesson to deter “brazen and shocking” conduct in Silicon Valley.

Levandowski, who agreed to plead guilty, countered that 12 months of home confinement and community service is enough.

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