Apple's Gestapo Chief "Steps Down"John Theriault—vicepresident of Apple’s Gestapoarian Global Security services—has “stepped down.” Theriault was under the command of Bruce Sewell, Senior Vicepresident, General Counsel, who used to report directly to Steve Jobs.

Jobs’ very own Himmler was an special agent in the FBI who joined Applein 2007 after a decade of Chief of Security at pharmaceutical company Pfizer. At Apple he oversaw all of its security operations, from anti-counterfeit to the not-so-secret internal police force that controls Apple’s own employees, referred as the World Wide Loyalty Team. We reported about this in 2009.

Theriault has resigned now, following the lost iPhone 4S prototype case. After an employee lost the iPhone prototype last August, three Apple security bullies allegedly flashed “badges” to get into the house of Sergio Calderon. Apple security goons thought that Calderon may be connected to the case, so they searched the house while San Francisco Police agents waited outside.

Apple's Gestapo Chief "Steps Down"The scandal that follows may have been the last nail in Theriault’s coffin. Previously to that, Apple security thugs also tried to enter into the house of the person who found the lost iPhone 4 prototype at Gourmet Haus Staudt, a biergarden in Redwood City, California. That iPhone prototype was lost by Apple’s engineer Gray Powell. The finder’s roommate refused the entry to the Apple’s agents.

While Apple has not made any statement about Theriault leaving Apple, the connection with these two fiascos seems too obvious. [9 to 5 Mac]

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