Apple’s head of global security is accused of bribery over gun permits

Apple’s head of global security, Thomas Moyer, is among four people in San Jose, California, indicted over a firearm permit scandal.

A grand jury has issued two indictments against Apple’s global security chief and several other individuals for corruption.

According to the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office, Apple Chief Security Officer Thomas Moyer and Insurance Broker Harpreet Chadha have been accused of offering bribes to Santa Clara Undersheriff Rick Sung and Captain James Jensen to receive permits for  CCW firearms.

A two-year investigation conducted by the District Attorney’s Office found that Undersheriff Sung withheld CCW licensing until Moyer and Chadha “gave something of value in return.”

In the case of four firearms permits denied to Apple employees, Undersheriff Sung and Captain Jensen were able to persuade Moyer to promise Apple would donate 200 iPads , worth about $ 70,000, to the sheriff’s office. Sung and Moyer canceled the deal at the last minute when they learned that the district attorney executed a search warrant to seize CCW documents from the sheriff’s office.

Sheriff Sung also extorted from Chadha, the insurance broker, a “promise of $ 6,000 in luxury box seat tickets to a San Jose Sharks hockey game.”

According to Moyer’s LinkedIn page, his responsibilities at Apple include “strategic management of Apple’s corporate security and retail, crisis management, executive protection, investigation and secrecy of new products.” Prior to his tenure at the Cupertino tech giant, Moyer worked as an associate at a law firm and as an intelligence analyst for the United States Navy.

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