Apple’s head of global security was indicted by a grand jury after allegedly bribing law enforcement officials. Thomas Moyer, Apple’s Chief Security Officer reportedly promised to donate 200 iPads worth nearly $70,000 to the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s office in exchange for four concealed carry permits for employees at the tech giants Cupertino, CA headquarters.
Moyer’s attorney, Ed Swanson is confident his client is innocent and will be acquitted of all charges. Upon learning of the charges Apple conducted an internal investigation into the incident and found no wrongdoing.
In reports from The Hill:
Santa Clara Undersheriff Rick Sung and Captain James Jensen were accused of holding up licenses and refusing to release them until applicants gave something of value.
Rosen said in a statement that Sung and Jensen treated the concealed carry licenses as “commodities and found willing buyers.”
“Bribe seekers should be reported to the District Attorney’s Office, not rewarded with compliance,” Rosen said in a statement.
Sung was also accused of extracting the promise of $6,000 worth of luxury box seat tickets to a San Jose Sharks hockey game from an insurance broker, who was also charged on Monday, according to the statement.
The donation was never fulfilled because the District Attorney issued a search warrant which seized the Sheriff’s office’s concealed weapons documents in 2019.