NEW YORK, January 30. /TASS/. A former employee of the American Corporation Apple filed in the U.S. charges of embezzlement and attempt to transfer the Chinese company’s commercial secret information about the development of self-driving car. As reported Wednesday by Bloomberg, this is the second such case in Apple since July of last year.

The Agency outlines the content of the indictment of the Prosecutor’s office materials of the state of California to the Federal court in San Francisco. According to them, Jizhong Chen, recruited to Apple in 2018, was caught when photographing indoors, where he conducted secret work on project self-driving car. Man charged with downloading to portable media 2 thousand data files, business secrets, including blueprints. According to the assessment Corporation, the disclosure of this information could cause “huge damage”.

When applying for a job the man concealed, that works for the Chinese companies involved in similar developments.

In July 2018, Xiaolan town Zhang, who worked at Apple as an engineer, was detained at the airport in San Jose (California) while trying to fly to China. The man admitted to investigators that he downloaded and uploaded to the computer of his wife a few files that are related to the so-called project Titan, which Apple have developed a self-driving electric car.

Founded in 1976, Apple in addition to iPhone, produces, in particular, tablets, iPad, iMac, MacBook, iPod music players, and other high-tech equipment. Corporation with headquarters in Cupertino (California) is one of the largest in the world.

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