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FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2019, file photo, former Google engineer Anthony Levandowski speaks to the media, as his attorney Miles Ehrlich stands behind him outside of a federal courthouse in San Francisco. Levandowski, a former Google engineer who helped steer the company’s self-driving car project, was sentenced Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, to 18 months in prison and ordered to pay more than $850,000 after pleading guilty to stealing trade secrets before joining Uber’s effort to build robotic vehicles for its ride-hailing service. (AP Photo/Michael Liedtke, File)

Ex-Google exec sent to prison for stealing robocar secrets

Aug. 4, 2020 10:20 PM EDT

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — A former Google engineer has been sentenced to 18 months in prison after pleading guilty to stealing trade secrets before joining Uber's effort to build robotic vehicles for its ride-hailing service. The sentence handed down Tuesday by U.S. District Judge William Alsup came more...

FILE - In this Wednesday Nov. 6, 2013, file photo, the Twitter logo appears on an updated phone post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Twitter says the hackers responsible for a recent high-profile breach used the phone to fool the social media company's employees into giving them access. The company revealed a few more details late Thursday, July 30, 2020 about the hack earlier this month, which it said targeted “a small number of employees through a phone spear phishing attack.”  (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Florida teen arrested as mastermind of Twitter hack

Aug. 1, 2020 1:14 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A Florida teen was identified Friday as the mastermind of a scheme earlier this month that commandeered Twitter accounts of prominent politicians, celebrities and technology moguls and scammed people around the globe out of more than $100,000 in Bitcoin. Two other men were also charged in the...

FILE - This Feb. 2, 2012 file photo shows former lobbyist Jack Abramoff speaking in Washington. U.S. officials say Abramoff, a once-powerful lobbyist who spent time in federal prison for fraud and corruption, has been charged in a San Francisco court in an investor fraud case involving cryptocurrency and lobbying disclosure. U.S. Attorney David Anderson said Thursday, June 25, 2020, Abramoff of Silver Spring, Maryland, has agreed to plead guilty to criminal conspiracy charges and could face up to five years in jail. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

Lobbyist Abramoff charged in cryptocurrency fraud case

Jun. 25, 2020 9:32 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Jack Abramoff, a once-powerful lobbyist who spent time in federal prison for fraud and corruption, has been charged in a San Francisco court in an investor fraud case involving cryptocurrency and lobbying disclosure, federal authorities announced Thursday. U.S. Attorney David Anderson...

San Francisco permit expediter charged in corruption probe

Jun. 24, 2020 7:37 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An influential San Francisco contractor and permit expediter is expected to plead guilty to conspiracy charges in a public corruption case centering around a former public works director, federal prosecutors announced Wednesday. Walter Wing Lok Wong, 70, is charged with conspiring to...

FILE - This Sunday, June 7, 2020, booking photo from the Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office shows 32-year-old suspect Steven Carrillo. The Air Force sergeant already jailed in the ambush killing of a California sheriff's deputy was charged Tuesday, June 16, 2020 in the shooting death of a federal security officer outside the U.S. courthouse in Oakland during a protest last month. (Santa Cruz Sheriff's Office via AP, File)

Airman charged with murder of federal officer at courthouse

Jun. 16, 2020 10:25 PM EDT

In an eight-day span, an Air Force sergeant fatally shot a federal security officer and wounded his partner outside a U.S. courthouse and ambushed and killed a California sheriff's deputy and injured four other officers, federal authorities said Tuesday. In announcing murder and attempted murder charges in the...