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Unsealed letter: Uber engaged in fraud, theft, espionage, more

Jaclyn Jaeger | December 17, 2017

Things for Uber Technologies just keeping getting worse. The latest negative revelations accuse the global transportation technology company of fraud, theft, espionage, and more.

A 37-page letter, unsealed Dec. 15, describes in damning detail a laundry list of illegal activities that Richard Jacobs, Uber’s former manager of global intelligence, claims he observed at Uber, or believed was occurring, from March 2016 through his firing in April 2017. The letter, dated May 5, was written by Jacobs’ lawyer, Clayton Halunen, and addressed to Angela Padilla, Uber’s associate general counsel of litigation and employment.

The letter claims that Jacobs was fired “for raising objections to and refusing to participate in unlawful activity.”

Specifically, those unlawful activities allegedly were perpetrated by Uber’s Threat Operations (ThreatOps) group, which “frequently engaged in fraud and...

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