Gizmodo is Not Being Charged for Leaking the iPhone 4

Posted August 10, 2011 at 5:02pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 6034 views

The San Mateo County District Attorney's Office has announced that they will not file any charges against Gizmodo for leaking the iPhone 4.

According the statement below, Brian Hogan is being charged with misappropriation of lost property and Sage Wallower is being charged with misappropriation of lost property and possession of stolen property.

The San Mateo County District Attorney's Office has filed misdemeanor charges against two individuals for the misappropriation of an iPhone 4 prototype that was lost by an Apple employee and subsequently recovered in a Redwood City establishment by the defendants on March 25, 2010. Brian Hogan, 22, of Redwood City was charged with one count of misappropriation of lost property, and Sage Wallower, 28, of Emeryville, was charged with misappropriation of lost property, and possession of stolen property. Their arraignment is scheduled for Thursday, August 25, 2011 at 9:00 in Redwood City. After a consideration of all of the evidence, it was determined that no charges would be filed against employees of Gizmodo

Gawker has also released a statement saying, "We are pleased that the District Attorney of San Mateo County, Steven Wagstaffe, has decided, upon review of all of the evidence, that no crime was committed by the Gizmodo team in relation to its reporting on the iPhone 4 prototype last year. While we have always believed that we were acting fully within the law, it has inevitably been stressful for the editor concerned, Jason Chen, and we are glad that we can finally put this matter behind us."

Read More




Share
Add Comment
Unhandsome_scurvy_boy ^__^ - August 10, 2011 at 7:02pm
My mate Steve ain't going to like that !
Follow iClarified
FCC Chairman Voices Concerns Over Verizon's Plan to Throttle Unlimited 4G LTE Customers
Facebook Pages Manager App Now Lets You See Star Ratings and Reviews on Your Page
How to Stream Movie and Video Torrents to the Apple TV Using TorrenTV
These are instructions on how to stream movie...
Apple Releases MacBook Air EFI Firmware Update 2.9.1
Apple has released MacBook Air EFI Firmware U...
Next-Generation Apple TV Delayed Until 2015?
Apple's plans for an overhauled Apple TV migh...