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Apple's security chief accused of bribery

A prosecutor in Santa Clara, California, on Monday indicted Apple security chief Thomas Moyer for offering bribes to obtain gun licenses for Apple employees.


Moyer has reportedly promised to donate 200 iPads worth $ 70.000 to the sheriff's office in exchange for four CCW licenses "held by employees Apple Corps' press release, according to Santa Clara Attorney General Jeff Rosen.

M Tom Moyer is innocent. He did nothing wrong acted with the highest integrity throughout career of. "We have no doubt he will be acquitted at trial," Moyer's lawyer, Ed Swanson, told CNBC.

"We expect all our employees to behave with integrity. After we learned them allegations, we performed a thorough internal research "We have not found any evidence that Moyer committed a crime," said an Apple spokesman.

The allegations filed Monday are part of a 2019 investigation into whether the Santa Clara sheriff used "hidden weapons" licenses to take bribes and policies. donations. The sheriff's office covers the Cupertino of California, where Apple is headquartered. Moyer worked at Apple for 14 years and is now head of the global sector security, his lawyer said on Monday.

While state law says people who obtain these gun licenses in California must demonstrate "good intentions" as well as complete a gun course, the sheriff has the final say in determining who meets the conditions to obtain a firearms license.

"Ultimately, this case involves a long, public dispute between the Santa Clara County sheriff and the prosecutor, and Tom is on the sidelines. damage in this conflictSaid Swanson in a statement on behalf of Moyer.

In 2020, a survey by NBC Bay Area found that donors to the Santa Clara sheriff's political campaigns had far more possibilities to obtain firearms licenses from those who did not contribute. Sheriff Laurie Smith has not been charged categories.

The promised iPad donation was never fulfilled as the search warrant was issued in office of the sheriff - in August 2019.



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