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Former Apple manager pleads not guilty to kickback charges

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 17 Aug 2010 16:37 User comments (2)

Former Apple manager pleads not guilty to kickback charges Last week, former Apple employee Paul Devine was arrested and charged with selling secrets to Asian suppliers in exchange for over $2 million in kickbacks.
Devine, one of Apple's global supply managers, was charged "with offenses that include wire fraud, money laundering and unlawful monetary transactions," which began in 2006.

This week, Devine has pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Prosecutors say Devine's email accounts clearly show him "orchestrating" deposits from the Asian suppliers.

Furthermore, Apple has filed a civil racketeering lawsuit against Devine.

Devine worked for Apple from 2005 until this year. Apple, in their suit, allege that Devine "colllected commissions" for years from at least six Asian supplier in exchange for confidential information that helped them to secure deals.

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118.8.2010 19:18

What the hell was Apple thinking when they hired this man? No wait, they don't think at all, that's their problem.

222.8.2010 0:19

The dumbest thing he could of done as an Apple employee was use EMAIL to orchestrate these transactions. The idiot probably used the account given to him for work. Apple is notorious for their Nazi-like diligence over employees in making sure that secrets stay just that: secret. There is an entire corporate division devoted solely to locking down all facets of an employee's life when a leak has been suspected and ruthlessly investigating all possible outlets for the leak.

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