China-bound Ex-Apple Engineer Pleads Guilty in Trade Theft

An Ex-Apple employee pleaded guilty to charges of sharing secret information about the tech giant's electric car

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Xiaolang Zhang joined Apple in 2015 as an engineer on Apple's secret electric car project

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It is reported that Zhang stole plans of the circuit board and 24GB of data and...

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Passed it on to a Chinese start-up XPeng in 2018

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His sentencing hearing will happen on November 14, 2022

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As per US laws, punishment for such an act includes a fine of up to $250,000 and 10 years of jail time US Law

Jizhong Chen was another former Apple engineer who was charged with trade theft in 2019

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Apple announced about its secret electric car in 2017 but didn't announce the tech being used for it

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It is possible that Apple will launch its highly secret electric car by 2025

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