An Apple security official has been accused of a hidden shipping license system

FILE – In a June 16, 2020 file photo, the sun is reflected in Apple’s Fifth Avenue store in New York City. (AP photo / Mark Lennihan, file)

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Updated 07:31, PT on Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Northern California officials have appointed Apple’s top officials in a covert shipping license system with the local sheriff’s department. On Monday, the Santa Clara District Attorney’s Office named Tom Moyer, Apple’s head of global security, as a contributor to the system.

Prosecutors say chief sheriff officials have threatened to withhold the issuance of covert transportation permits to Moyer’s security team. It came in exchange for the $ 70,000 iPad for the department. Many residents wonder if the system will lead to Sheriff Laurie Smith.

“Given the fact that Laurie Smith will eventually have to sign if someone gets a hidden gun license, it seems like she could logically be the next target,” defense attorney Jaime Leanos said. “He’s the person who would have benefited from this system if they had really made a political contribution to his campaign.”

The district prosecutor’s office indicted seven people for their alleged involvement in the system, including sheriff’s officials and small business owners. Moyer’s lawyers deny the charges and said they trust him to be acquitted.

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