Aug. 25, 2023 – People v. Moyer (6th Dist., H049408)

After defendant – the head of global security for Apple, Inc. – was indicted for bribery (PC 67) for promising to donate over $50,000 in iPads to the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office in exchange for the release of concealed-carry licenses for his team, the trial court granted defendant’s PC 995 motion and dismissed the charge for lack of evidence of corrupt intent. The Court of Appeal reverses. The court rejects defendant’s argument that a promise to make a payment to a third party or entity may not constitute a bribe, and finds that the evidence of corrupt intent presented to the grand jury was sufficient to support the indictment.