Remember Paul Devine, that supply manager that worked for Apple, who was accused of being involved in a kickback scheme? Well, anyway, Reuters reports that he pleaded guilty in the case in which he was providing manufacturers with confidential company information. An excerpt: Apple launched an internal investigation last year and found a cache of […]
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Apple Supply Manager Pleads Guilty for Involvement in Kickback Scheme

Remember Paul Devine, that supply manager that worked for Apple, who was accused of being involved in a kickback scheme? Well, anyway, Reuters reports that he pleaded guilty in the case in which he was providing manufacturers with confidential company information.
An excerpt:

Apple launched an internal investigation last year and found a cache of emails between Devine and the suppliers, according to a civil lawsuit the company filed against Devine. U.S. prosecutors then obtained an indictment on 23 counts in August.

Devine pleaded guilty on Monday to wire fraud, conspiracy and money laundering in a San Jose federal court, the U.S. Attorney’s office announced. He also agreed to forfeit about $2.28 million in money and property.

Devine worked at Apple from 2005 until he was caught in 2010. He faces a 20 maximum sentence for wire fraud and money laundering.

Long story short, several companies were giving Devine kickbacks for insider information regarding Apple.

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