Judge Dismisses Bribery Charges Laid Against Apple Security Chief
A California case surrounding bribery charges against Apple Chief Security Officer Thomas Moyer was dismissed in court this week. Moyer was accused of offering iPads in exchange for concealed-weapon permits for Apple employees. Judge Eric S. Geffon ended up dismissing the charges.
According to a report from CNET, Moyer was indicated by the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office in November of last year. The chief security officer was accused of offering to donate hundreds of iPads. However, as stated by Judge Geffon, the grand jury “could not have reasonably concluded that Moyer had a corrupt intent” as it could not be proved that Moyer acted “wrongfully to gain an advantage.”
Additionally, there was not sufficient evidence that Moyer was donating the iPad to a direct individual. Moyer was rather donating the Apple devices directly to the Sheriff’s Office. Therefore, the jury saw this as further evidence to claim that Moyer was not acting ill intently with altertior motives.
As the case was dismissed, Ed Swanson, Moyer’s attorney in the case, made a statement saying, “As we have said from the outset, Tom is an honourable man who committed no crime.” Swanson continued, “We are relieved and thankful that the Court has found that Tom is blameless and has dismissed the entire case against him.”
Moyer provided a statement as well through his attorney. In the statement, Moyer said, “I thank the court for giving this case such careful consideration, and for allowing me to move forward with my life.” Moyer also thanked Apple for the company’s support throughout the trial.