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  • Apple Manager Arrested for Selling Secrets


    A mid-level Apple manager was arrested Friday and charged in federal court with selling company secrets to more than half a dozen suppliers in Asia, according to a report in the San Jose Mercury News. Paul Shin Devine, Apple's iPod Senior Operations Manager, was named in a 23-count federal grand jury indictment for wire fraud, money laundering and kickbacks, along with Andrew Ang, an employee at an Apple supplier in Singapore. Apple is also suing Devine, saying he accepted more than $1 million US in "payments, kickbacks and bribes" over several years.

    The Wall Street Journal talked to an agent at the Internal Revenue Service, who confirmed reports that Devine was arrested by US Marshals and is being held at an undisclosed location after an investigation by the FBI uncovered the scheme. According to reports, Devine would provide companies like Cresyn Co. Ltd. in South Korea, Kaedar Electronics Co. Ltd. in China and Jin Li Mould Manufacturing Pte. Ltd. in Singapore with confidential information about future Apple products. The companies would then use the information to develop parts and materials for iPods and iPod accessories and get favorable contracts with Apple. In return, Devine demanded that money be deposited in accounts in his wife’s name, in small enough amounts to avoid attracting attention. Eventually, though, Devine amassed over $1 million, part of which he shared with Ang, an employee of Jin Li.

    "Apple is committed to the highest ethical standards in the way we do business," said an Apple spokesman, adding that it has "zero tolerance for dishonest behavior inside or outside of the company." Devine is scheduled to appear in US District Court on Monday to respond to the civil suit.

    Source: TUAW
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple Manager Arrested for Selling Secrets started by Paul Daniel Ash View original post
    Comments 41 Comments
    1. glassJAw's Avatar
      glassJAw -
      Quote Originally Posted by thetoothfairy View Post
      You don't want to be first either... First quotes get removed!
      Thank you¡ that ish is so annoying.
    1. JimJam707's Avatar
      JimJam707 -
      He should jailbreak.
    1. delusion950's Avatar
      delusion950 -
      these days nothing is going the Apple's way.
    1. ws.kike.sj's Avatar
      ws.kike.sj -
      HAHA iArrest
    1. l-awstraljan's Avatar
      l-awstraljan -
      Lol @ jimjam707 & wa.kike.sj
    1. Shishir G's Avatar
      Shishir G -
      whats next?
      BREAKING NEWS:
      STEVE JOBS GETS CAUGHT HAVING SEX WITH A WINDOWS PHONE!
    1. cqshe1423's Avatar
      cqshe1423 -
      i guess this guy literally needs a jailbreak! lol
    1. Hillsdale's Avatar
      Hillsdale -
      I'm confused, why was all hisvmoney in the laundry again???
    1. dq13's Avatar
      dq13 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Hillsdale View Post
      I'm confused, why was all hisvmoney in the laundry again???
      because he made a million that is not accounted for and he's not paying taxes for, so he needs to launder it to be able to use it... otherwise you get busted cuz where the heck did you get a million from
    1. PWNsyst3m's Avatar
      PWNsyst3m -
      Quote Originally Posted by Hillsdale View Post
      I'm confused, why was all hisvmoney in the laundry again???
      I guess he forgot to check his pockets.
    1. Hillsdale's Avatar
      Hillsdale -
      Quote Originally Posted by dq13 View Post
      because he made a million that is not accounted for and he's not paying taxes for, so he needs to launder it to be able to use it... otherwise you get busted cuz where the heck did you get a million from
      Ohhh so he smuggled it back in a laundry machine, I get it
    1. santacruzlocal's Avatar
      santacruzlocal -
      1 Million they know about !!
    1. senas8's Avatar
      senas8 -
      I have secrets. bribe me.
    1. Bluprint's Avatar
      Bluprint -
      slippin. i wouldn't get caught. I would handled the situation at a walmart parking lot... cash only
    1. tudtran's Avatar
      tudtran -
      What secrets?
    1. reanimationxp's Avatar
      reanimationxp -
      Quote Originally Posted by Bluprint View Post
      slippin. i wouldn't get caught. I would handled the situation at a walmart parking lot... cash only
      "caught me slippin" lol

      [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLWlBgj0uOc[/ame]
    1. FrankyMcGee's Avatar
      FrankyMcGee -
      To be honest this doesn't really surprise me. The fact that there were leaks about all of these iphone releases rang bells in my head that this would eventually happen
    1. bluerocker's Avatar
      bluerocker -
      Quote Originally Posted by 05VIIII View Post
      I woulda done the same
      What? Sue him, or Accept the bribes
    1. Joseph_Prophet's Avatar
      Joseph_Prophet -
      well this certainly explains a lot...
    1. 2Jaze's Avatar
      2Jaze -
      lol @ "undisclosed location." they got suspected murderers on the news that they tell u the location of.

      time for chinese water torture.

      "WHAT DID YOU TELL THEM???? WHAT DO THEY KNOW!!!" *SPLASH SPLASH*

      "ARGHGGGHSGGGGGGG NOTHINGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG!!!!" *GULP* *GASP*