By Joshua Melvin
San Mateo County Times (MCT)
SAN MATEO, Calif. — Police raided on Friday the home of a journalist who works for a technology Web site that recently unveiled an as yet unreleased version of Apple's iPhone.
Members of a regional computer crime task force searched the home of Jason Chen, who writes for Gizmodo.com. The site released photos and information on the iPhone last week after saying the device had been left at a Redwood City bar by an Apple employee.
Gizmodo said they bought the phone for $5,000. But now officials are investigating exactly how the device ended up with the company and whether it broke the law. No charges have been filed, said San Mateo County Chief Deputy District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe.
A San Mateo County Superior Court judge signed off on the search warrant for Chen's home, which was served on Friday evening, according to documents posted on Gizmodo. Officers from the regional Rapid Enforcement Allied Computer Team seized computers, a camera and other computer equipment.
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