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Uber Former Security Chief Must Face Driver Fraud Charges (1)

June 28, 2022, 8:24 PM

Uber Technologies Inc.’s former security chief must face criminal charges that he defrauded drivers in an alleged coverup of a massive data hack at the ride-hailing company six years ago.

U.S. District Judge William H. Orrick’s decision keeps Joe Sullivan’s trial on track for September after prosecutors late last year added fraud charges to the case.

Sullivan was originally charged in 2020 with obstructing an investigation and concealing the 2016 theft of personal data of 50 million customers and 7 million drivers. He still faces those two counts.

Prosecutors “adequately stated that obtaining money from Uber drivers, ...