Ayyyeee… What’s Goodie Everyone. So I got some tea and it involves Apple’s head of security being indicted on bribery charges.
Apple’s head of global security was charged with bribery last week for allegedly bribing Santa Clara county sheriffs with iPads in exchange for concealed weapons; this is according to indictment that was made public on Monday.
These charges are a part of a two-year investigation that was into the sheriff’s office according to a News release on the Santa Clara county district attorney office. There was an alleged scheme to trade concealed weapons permits in exchange for iPads and expensive sports tickets according the documents in the investigation.
The head of Apple’s security department Thomas Moyer had apply for concealed weapons permits which the information was obtained by his linkedIn page and the sherrif’s office held up the application until Moyer agreed to get apple to donate $70,000 worth of iPads.
Moyer denied the allegations through his attorney Ed Swanson which he also stated that there was no quid-pro-quo. Moyer arranged a donation of iPads to an education center that was new for the sherrif’s office. But Swanson stated that the donation was not connected with four concealed carrying permits issued to Apple Employees. “He did nothing wrong and has acted with the highest integrity throughout his career. We have no doubt he will be acquitted at trail” Swanson stated.
The sherrif’s offices said in a statement “As law enforcement officers we are held to the highest moral and ethical standards” “This is a difficult time for our organization”
Santa Clara’s Sherrif’s Rick Sung and Captain James Jenson allegedly requested the bribes and were also indicted on charges. The district attorney said Sung and Jensen treated the concealed carry permits “like commodities” and also faulted those who took the bribes. In a statement the district attorney said “Bribe seekers should be reported to the District attorney office, not rewarded with compliance.”
Apple’s spokesperson Josh Rose stock said in a statement “we expect all of our employees to conduct themselves with integrity. After learning about the allegations we conducted a thorough internal investigation and found no wrong doing.”