Wednesday August 10, 2011

DA Presses Charges in Lost iPhone Case

The Santa Clara County district attorney's office is filing theft charges against the guys that found that prototype iPhone last year and sold it to Gizmodo. No charges for knowingly receiving stolen property or possession of stolen property have been filed against Gizmodo or its parent company.

Steve Wagstaffe, the district attorney, said in an interview today that his office will file charges against Brian Hogan, the man who allegedly found the prototype in a bar after it was left there by an Apple engineer. Neither Gizmodo nor its parent company Gawker Media have been charged with any crime, Wagstaffe said.