SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 24: Former Google and Uber engineer Anthony Levandowski gives a statement to reporters after a court appearance at the Phillip Burton Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse on September 24, 2019 in San Francisco, California. Levandowski appeared in court after he was indicted on 33 criminal counts related to the alleged theft from his former employer Google of autonomous drive technology secrets. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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去年八月时因窃取商业机密被法官判处 18 个月刑期的前 Google 高管、Waymo 及 Uber 工程师 Anthony Levandowski,在美国前总统特朗普的任期最后一天获得了特赦。同样在最后时刻得到赦免、减刑的还包括曾跟特朗普关系密切的 Steve Bannon、Elliott Broidy 等政客,以及 Lil Wayne、Kodak Black 等演艺人士。

从白宫发布的公告中可以看到,诸如 Peter Thiel、Palmer Luckey 等知名科技人都对赦免 Levandowski 表示了支持。声明中还提到 Levandowski「已经为他的行为付出了巨大的代价」,他未来将「致力于推进公益事业」。值得一提的是,虽然法庭去年已经给出了 Levandowski 案的裁决,但因为身体和疫情原因,此前他并未开始真正服刑。