Former Apple Worker Pleads Not Guilty to Trade Secret Theft

A former Apple employee pleaded not guilty after federal prosecutors filed an indictment accusing him of stealing trade secrets. Federal officials on July 12 indicted Xiaolang Zhang on a single count of trade secret theft, alleging that Zhang had stolen a 25-page blueprint for a circuit board designed to be used in an autonomous vehicle, according to the indictment filed in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.