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Apple Car engineer handed 120-day prison sentence for stealing trade secrets.

9to5Mac spotted that former Apple employee Xiaolang Zhang was sentenced by a Californian court on Monday. He faces three years of supervised release following imprisonment, alongside a $146,984 restitution bill.

In August 2022, Zhang pled guilty to stealing secret materials around Apple’s “Titan” self-driving car project before leaving to work for Chinese EV startup Guangzhou Xiaopeng.


A screenshot taken from the document sentencing Xiaolang Zhang.
He got off pretty lightly — the maximum sentence for stealing trade secrets is 10 years.
Image: 9to5Mac / United States district court northern district of California