The Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office, where Apple is located, reportedly issued limited gun licenses. According to the judge, the Santa Clara County sheriff demanded that Moyer pledge to donate an iPad to the sheriff’s office in exchange for a gun license.
The crux of the matter is whether such a promise could be considered a bribe; California is an issue that is complicated by different interpretations of federal and state laws in different regions. Therefore, the case was closed earlier and Moyer was released.
However, the California appeals court reinstated Moyer’s bribery charge, stating that the evidence was sufficient for further action. Apple has not commented on the matter and the lawsuit is ongoing.
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