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RIM boss in Indonesia faces charges following BlackBerry stampede

Updated 4 years ago
Published Dec 5th, 2011 10:35AM EST

Research In Motion’s top executive in Indonesia is facing charges from the government after more than 90 people were hurt when chaos broke out during the launch of RIM’s BlackBerry 9790 in Jakarta. Police confirmed Monday that Andrew Cobham, who has been identified as RIM’s Indonesia CEO by Reuters, will be charged with negligence, which has a maximum sentence of 9 months in jail. Cobham has not been detained. An event organizer, a shopping mall manager and a RIM employee involved with security may also be charged.