Wednesday November 25, 2020
200 iPads for police officers
Pissed off Apple managers gun licenses?
The story sounds a bit adventurous, but it could end quite unadorned for Apple’s security chief: in prison. The employee of the US company is said to have tried to get four gun licenses for 200 iPads. His defense holds against it.
iPads against gun licenses: The security chief of the US technology company Apple has been charged with bribery charges. Thomas Moyer is said to have tried to get weapons licenses for four Apple employees with 200 tablet computers, as the public prosecutor of the California district of Santa Clara said. In addition to Moyer, two police officers were also charged in the case.
The two police officers had urged Moyer to promise to donate 200 iPads to the sheriff’s office, worth almost $ 70,000, the prosecutor said. In return, they wanted to issue withheld licenses for four Apple employees to conceal firearms. The deal was called off at the last minute in August 2019 after Moyer and one of the police officers learned of a warrant for the sheriff’s office to be searched. In the indictment, Moyer is accused of bribery and the two police officers of bribery. A trial date has been set for January 11th.
Moyer’s attorney denied the allegations against his client. “Tom Moyer is innocent.” Apple has offered to donate iPads and has also applied for gun licenses. “But these two things are not related.” It was not a barter deal. Moyer was rather “collateral damage” in a “long, bitter and very public dispute” between the sheriff of Santa Clara and the district attorney.
One of the police officers and an insurance broker were also charged on separate charges. It should also have been about a gun license – and about $ 6,000 VIP tickets for an ice hockey game.