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Apple’s Global Security Head Charged with Bribery.

By Ishank Katyal

Global Security Head of Apple Inc. Thomas Moyer may get thrown away from his position as he has been charged with bribery after he used iPads to help secure concealed carry weapons (CCW) licenses.

As per the reports by CNET, the Office of the District Attorney for the County of Santa Clara released a statement detailing two accusations issued by a grand jury. Along with Moyer, they charged Santa County Undersheriff Rick Sung, a previously accused sheriff’s captain James Jensen and local business owner Harpreet Chadha for bribery.

According to the District Attorney, Moyer dealt with Sung and Jensen that he will donate 200 iPads worth $70,000 and in return, he will get four concealed carry weapon licenses for Apple employees. Apart from that, Moyer also promised Harpreet Chadha for $6,000 worth of luxury box seat tickets to a San Jose Sharks hockey game at the SAP Center on February 14, 2019 in return for a CCW license.

Such deals and promises got exposed when the District Attorney’s office executed a search warrant in August 2019 and seized all the CCW records from the sheriff’s office.

‘Undersheriff Sung and Captain Jensen treated CCW licenses as commodities and found willing buyers for it. Bribe seekers should be reported to the District Attorney’s Office.’ Said DA Jeff Rosen.

The defendants will be prosecuted on January 11, 2021. A conviction will likely to be the prison sentence. However, Apple will have to find a new head of global security. According to Moyer’s lawyer, Ed Swanson, “He did nothing wrong and has acted with highest integrity throughout his career… We have no doubt he will be acquitted at trial.” Moyer has been working at Apple as Global Security Head since November 2018 and joined the company in 2006.

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