Former Apple employee pleads not guilty in trade secret case

“A former Apple Inc employee pleaded not guilty on Monday after federal prosecutors filed an indictment accusing him of stealing trade secrets,” Stephen Nellis reports for Reuters.

“Federal officials on July 12 indicted Xiaolang Zhang on a single count of trade secret theft, alleging that Zhang had stolen a 25-page blueprint for a circuit board designed to be used in an autonomous vehicle, according to the indictment filed in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California,” Nellis reports. “Zhang pleaded not guilty at a hearing on Monday in San Jose.”

Nellis reports, “He had been provisionally appointed a public defender, but has retained his own lawyer, Daniel Olmos.”

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MacDailyNews Take: If found guilty, we hope an example is made of him.

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      1. What’s that mean? He’s going to murder his wife and get a not-guilty criminal case and a guilty civil case? Then go on a rampage over his memorabilia which sends him to jail, and become a pariah everywhere? All probably due to his CTE. I would imagine running backs in the 80s had the worst CTE ever.

  1. through chinese eyes, america must seem like one big treasure chest to raid and pillage to exhaustion. it’s sad and disappointing to see this once great people so bereft of honor that each and every one will now be received with suspicion.

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