(CNBC) -- The U.S. Department of Justice filed a criminal indictment against ex-Google engineer Anthony Levandowski Tuesday.
The DOJ announced 33 charges of theft and attempted theft of trade secrets at a news conference in San Jose, California, alleging Levandowski took confidential information from Google to Uber.
Levandowski had worked at Google’s self-driving car project which later became known as Waymo. But according to the indictment, he left in 2016 to launch his own self-driving truck company that was later acquired by Uber.
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