Apple’s Security Chief Indicted in Santa Clara County Sheriff Concealed-gun Permit Scandal

The top security chief for Apple headlines a batch of new criminal indictments for allegedly brokering bribes with Santa Clara County sheriff’s office commanders — including the newly indicted undersheriff — in exchange for coveted concealed-gun permits, in a striking offshoot of an ongoing corruption probe ensnaring the agency. From a report: Thomas Moyer, 50, Apple’s chief security officer, was indicted last week by a criminal grand jury on allegations that he, Undersheriff Rick Sung and Capt. James Jensen arranged for 200 iPads to be donated to the sheriff’s office to loosen up the release of concealed-carry weapons permits for Apple security officers. The sheriff’s office is the police force for Cupertino, where Apple’s global headquarters are located. The iPad donation was shelved once a separate DA investigation into pay-to-play suspicions involving the concealed-gun permits — in which Jensen was one of four people indicted earlier this year — got underway in August 2019, District Attorney Jeff Rosen said at a Monday news conference.