Someone representing Joseph Sullivan has said that Uber Exec who was accused of paying Hush money to hackers should be freed from the allegation.
The representative says “there is no merit” to the claims against the former Chief Security Officer of Uber, Joseph Sullivan, who has been charged for preventing justice and misprision of a felony.
According to the Department of Justice, Sullivan has to explain why he paid off hackers who stole private details of its drivers and clients numbering up to 57 million without telling the authorities. The department said Sullivan was so determined to hide the activities by arranging the payment of $100K in BTC through a big bounty program.
However, his representative, Bradford Williams who is also a communications strategist told Cointelegraph that Williams and his team even made sure that some of the criminals were caught.
“From the outset, Mr. Sullivan and his team collaborated closely with legal, communications and other relevant teams at Uber, in accordance with the company’s written policies.”
“Those policies made clear that Uber’s legal department — and not Mr. Sullivan or his group — was responsible for deciding whether, and to whom, the matter should be disclosed.”
The hackers who were caught confessed in October to have been involved in the crime. Sullivan is expected to appear before the federal court in the Northern District of California but the date is yet to be fixed.