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Apple in bribery scandal


Apple’s security chief has been accused of attempting to bribe a California police department with free iPads to secure gun licences for employees. Thomas Moyer faces charges for allegedly promising to supply 200 iPads to the Santa Clara county sheriff’s office in exchange for four concealed-carry firearms permits. Moyer is head of global security at Apple, which has its headquarte­rs in Santa Clara. The indictment follows a twoyear investigat­ion into allegation­s that employees of Sheriff Laurie Smith’s office used concealed carry permits as bargaining chips for bribes and donations to her reelection campaign.

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