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Apple’s security chief is accused of offering 200 iPads worth $ 70,000 (£ 52,501) to police to obtain secret gun licenses.
Thomas Moyer is alleged to have offered bribes to two California police officers in the form of 200 iPads valued at $ 70,000 (£ 52,501) to obtain clandestine gun licenses last year.
Santa Clara prosecutors said Monday that a grand jury had indicted the 50-year-old man and two officers from the sheriff’s office.
Rick Sung, 48, County Sheriff, and James Jensen, 43, Sheriff Captain, are charged with seeking bribes to obtain secret gun licenses.
Moyer’s attorney, Ed Swanson, said he was innocent. Apple said it conducted its own investigation and found no wrongdoing.
Swanson said Moyer applied to some Apple security guards for gun licenses to protect executives and employees following shootings at other Silicon Valley tech companies, such as an incident at YouTube headquarters in 2018.
“They went through the process as planned,” he said, adding that the iPad donations had nothing to do with rights.
Under state law, it is illegal to carry concealed firearms without a permit, called CWW licenses.
Santa Clara prosecutors say the two officers did not give Apple covert gun licenses until Moyer picks up a donation at the sheriff’s office.
The “promised gift” was “sunk at the last minute” in August 2019 when Sung and Moyer learned of a search warrant to seize hidden gun license documents at the sheriff’s office. according to a press release. of the prosecutor.
If the accused are found guilty, they can be sentenced to prison.