Anthony Levandowski, who has been closely associated with advancing self-driving car technology in the last decade, has agreed to plead guilty for taking sensitive documents from Google, his former employer, before he joined rival Uber Technologies Inc.
As part of the plea deal with federal prosecutors, he will serve no more than 30 months in prison, in what is one of the most well-known corporate disputes in recent Silicon Valley history.
“Mr. Levandowski accepts responsibility and is looking forward to resolving this matter,” said his attorney, Miles Ehrlich, in a statement.
The U.S. attorney’s office in San Francisco did not immediately respond to a request for comment.