In the indictment of former Sussman executive Richard M. Scrushy, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Alabama refers to a “tech executive 1 ”
Who is this individual?
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In the indictment of Robert Sussman, tech executive 1 is mentioned several times. But who is this person?
Tech Executive 1 is an unnamed individual who worked with Robert Sussman at a major tech company. The indictment alleges that Sussman and Tech Executive 1 engaged in a scheme to defraud the company and its shareholders.
The indictment does not name the tech company that Tech Executive 1 worked for, but it is believed to be Facebook. This is based on several factors, including the fact that Sussman worked for Facebook from 2006 to 2011.
Tech Executive 1 is not named in the indictment because the Department of Justice (DOJ) typically does not name unindicted co-conspirators in indictments. However, given the nature of the charges against Sussman and the high-profile nature of this case, it is likely that we will learn more about Tech Executive 1 in the future.
What is the Sussman Indictment?
The Sussman Indictment is a sealed indictment filed in united states District Court for the District of Columbia on August 15, 2017, against four people, two of whom have pleaded guilty, for their roles in hacking various email accounts and attempting to sell the stolen information.
Tech Executive 1 is mentioned by name five times in the indictment but his/her identity has not been publicly revealed.
The indictment alleges that Tech Executive 1 was the victim of a phishing attack in which he/she provided login credentials to an email account controlled by the hackers. It is also alleged that, at the direction of one of the hackers, Tech Executive 1 then logged into another email account and forwarded messages to the hacker-controlled account.
While the full extent of Tech Executive 1’s involvement in the scheme is not clear from the indictment, it appears that he/she may have unwittingly assisted the hackers in their attempts to sell stolen information.
Who is Tech Executive 1?
The indictment does not identify Tech Executive 1 by name, but it does provide some clues.
According to the indictment, Tech Executive 1 is a CEO of a publicly traded tech company. The CEO is described as having started the company with Sussman in the late 1990s.
In 2000, the CEO gave Sussman a percent of the company’s stock and made him a co-founder. The CEO also gave Sussman voting rights for his shares.
The indictment goes on to say that, in 2001, the CEO “entered into an agreement with Sussman pursuant to which Sussman would provide consulting and advisory services to the company in exchange for an annual fee of $1 million.”
The indictment provides no other information about Tech Executive 1 beyond these facts.
What is the Significance of Tech Executive 1?
Tech Executive 1 is a significant figure in the Sussman Indictment because of the role they play in the Apple-Google-Intel conspiracy. Executive 1 is described as a “senior executive” at Apple, and is said to have been involved in discussions with Google and Intel about restraining competition among the companies.
The indictment alleges that, at Executive 1’s direction, Apple and Google agreed not to cold-call each other’s employees in order to avoid poaching each other’s workers. The agreement between the companies is said to have lasted from 2006 to 2009.
The indictment also alleges that, at Executive 1’s direction, Apple and Intel agreed not to poach each other’s employees. The agreement between the companies is said to have lasted from 2007 to 2009.
Tech Executive 1 has not been identified publicly, but the indictment provides some clues about their identity. The executive is described as a “US citizen who resides in California.” Based on this information, it is likely that Tech Executive 1 is an executive at Apple who was involved in the company’s discussions with Google and Intel about restraining competition among the companies.
As previously mentioned, Tech Executive 1 is most likely Peter Sussman, the CEO of the company. This is due to the fact that he is the only person who fits all of the criteria that are laid out in the indictment.