Apple’s global security chief charged with bribery

Apple products may be very desirable, but they shouldn’t be used to obtain gun licenses.

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Apple’s global security chief charged with bribery
Apple’s global security chief charged with bribery

This story originally appeared on PC Mag

It is possible that Thomas MoyerApple’s global security chief did not hold this position much longer as he was charged with bribery. His crime? Use of iPads as a form of bribery to secure gun licenses.

As reported CNETThe Santa Clara District Attorney’s Office issued a statement listing two charges by a grand jury. Santa Clara County Sheriff (Rick Sung), previously indicted Sheriff Captain (James Jensen), local business owner (Harpreet Chadha) and Apple security chief charged with bribery

According to the district attorney, Moyer Sung and Jensen pledged a donation of 200 iPads valued at $ 70,000 in exchange for four covert licenses for Apple employees. In another instance, Sung received a CCW license from Harpreet Chadha on a promise to “$ 6,000 luxury box tickets to a San Jose Sharks hockey game at the SAP Center on Valentine’s Day 2019”.

Those promises came to light when the prosecutor issued a search warrant in August 2019 and confiscated all of the CCW’s records from the Sheriff’s Office. District Attorney Jeff Rosen said, “Sheriff Sung and Captain Jensen treated CCW licenses as goods and found willing buyers. Bribe seekers should be reported to the District Attorney and should not be rewarded.” Attention “.

Two years later, all of the defendants will be charged on January 11 of next year. A conviction will most likely result in jail time, so Apple must find a new global security chief. According to Moyer’s attorney, Ed Swanson, “he has done nothing wrong and has acted with the utmost integrity throughout his career … we have no doubt he will be acquitted in court.” Moyer has been Apple’s head of global security since November 2018 and joined the company in 2006.

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