More than a year after Gizmodo paid for an iPhone 4 prototype left at a bar by an Apple employee, the company and all of its staff will reportedly not get sued for the incident.
According to a report from The Associated Press, prosecutors announced on Wednesday that no charges will be brought against Gizmodo and employess, particularly Jason Chen who was the editor concerned with the story.
However, the people who found the iPhone 4 prototype at the Gourmet Haus Staudt bar in Redwood City and sold it to Gizmodo will be charged by prosecutors.
Brian Hogan, 22, will be charged with a count of misappropriation of stolen property and Sage Wallower, 28, will be charged with a count of misappropriation of stolen property and possession of stolen property, the AP says.
“Each faces a maximum of a year in county jail, plus fines and probation,” the report adds.
According to the news agency, San Mateo County Assistant District Attorney Morley Pitt has revealed that Chen, Gizmodo and any of its employees will not be charged because of a shield law in California which protects journalists and their sources.