Former Apple engineer accepts plea deal, pleads guilty to stealing trade secrets

A former Apple employee charged with stealing trade secrets relating to the company's secretive Apple Car project has pleaded guilty in federal court.

In 2018, Xiaolang Zhang initially entered a plea of not guilty after it was discovered that he'd downloaded a 25-page schematic of a circuit board designed for use in an autonomous vehicle.Now, Zhang has pleaded guilty in federal court on Monday, according to CNBC.