Defendants in iPhone 4 Prototype Case Get Sentenced

Defendants in iPhone 4 Prototype Case Get Sentenced

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The two men who were accused of selling the iPhone 4 prototype to Gizmodo were sentenced today to one year of probation, 40 hours of public service, and a requirement that each pay $250 in restitution to Apple.

Brian Hogan, who allegedly found the device in a bar and Sage Wallower, who helped sell the device to blogs were both charged with misdemeanor theft in early August. They were able to obtain the prototype from Gray Powell, the 28 year old Apple engineer who left the phone in a bar about 30 minutes from Apple HQ.

The DA wanted jail time for the two, but due to lack of criminal background, only community service and probation were given.

"We asked for some jail time," Wagstaffe, the district attorney, said today. "The judge considered that Wallower had served in the armed forces and Hogan was enrolled in San Jose State, and neither had any criminal record, and decided that jail time wasn't required. Someone from my office called Apple's general counsel. This is a fairly routine theft case. This was a couple of youthful people who should have known better."

Apple also lost another prototype at Cava22, which CNET reported in August. That case is currently under investigation after the phone was traced to a nearby home but never found.

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Defendants in iPhone 4 Prototype Case Get Sentenced

Hang the 2 Fags!!! - October 12, 2011 at 2:57pm
Normal humans would leave the phone behind the bar or wait until the owner phoned for it back. they wiped the damn phone when they got home, hid their pc's from the police and touted it around several tech sites for money. cut their balls off with a macbook air and make them read the exaggerated specs of a samsung galaxy s ll for 2 solid months until their ridiculous goaty beards fall off! just my 2 cents lol.
yiyopr - October 12, 2011 at 8:48am
This is a load of bullshit... They found the damn phone. What where they supposed to do, go door to door asking who the owner was? Meanwhile, if I lose my phone will the police and the DA personally handle my case and make sure that the person who found my phone and didn't take some of his valuable time to return it face possible jail time? I think not... Why is the owner of Gizmodo not being arrested? Oh of course, because they have money and people who have money do not get arrested... Only the poor and the weak.
2Pac - October 12, 2011 at 2:07pm
Fuck Police!
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