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  • Prosecutors Want Apple Manager to Give Back $1 Million in Kickbacks



    Paul Devine may need to empty his pockets. The global supply manager for Apple who was charged with taking substantial financial kickbacks in return for sensitive company information, Devine is now hearing from prosecutors for the U.S. government that the time may be drawing near to return the fat wads of cash he collected from his "side venture."

    Although Devine has pleaded not guilty, Apple says their former employee abused his security clearance privileges and sold knowledge to overseas suppliers, the result of which was Apple being at a disadvantage when negotiating with those particular companies. In addition to federal prosecutors hitting Devine with charges of wire fraud, kickbacks and money laundering, Apple is also pursuing a civil suit against Devine.

    Devine gave the suppliers of iPhone and iPod accessories confidential data that helped them win better contracts from Cupertino, California-based Apple in exchange for payments, according to the indictment. Each count of wire fraud, wire- fraud conspiracy, and money laundering carries a 20-year prison sentence, prosecutors said.
    Incredibly, prosecutors are having a difficult time tracing the transfers of funds proving many of the allegations against Devine. As a result, more time is needed according to Bloomberg for prosecutors to analyze the activities logged on Devine's seized computers, As it stands, however, prosecutors are actively seeking that Devine cough up the $950,000 in kickbacks they've traced back to Devine.

    Bloomberg
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Prosecutors Want Apple Manager to Give Back $1 Million in Kickbacks started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 22 Comments
    1. andy33711's Avatar
      andy33711 -
      Fact to life: honesty = happiness if not suffering shall soon follows
    1. aplifoneusr's Avatar
      aplifoneusr -
      Hey I give the man props for screwing with the emperor of the world..... Not many people would have the balls to do such a thing knowing the grasp apple has on the world.
    1. athleticswimmer's Avatar
      athleticswimmer -
      Idiot that what he gets for messin with Apple!!! say apple holding your tounge and thats what that guy is!!!
    1. dq13's Avatar
      dq13 -
      Quote Originally Posted by aplifoneusr View Post
      Hey I give the man props for screwing with the emperor of the world..... Not many people would have the balls to do such a thing knowing the grasp apple has on the world.
      I think money talks... BIG TIME!. you might always say you won't do it, or that you wouldn't have the balls to do it, but when you are presented with over 1 mill, I am sure things change, no matter how much you think you wouldn't.
    1. BSmith's Avatar
      BSmith -
      For $950K I'll tell you anything you want to hear!
    1. athleticswimmer's Avatar
      athleticswimmer -
      Quote Originally Posted by BSmith View Post
      For $950K I'll tell you anything you want to hear!
      for $950k ill do anything you tell me to!!!!
    1. CynicalDriver's Avatar
      CynicalDriver -
      Quote Originally Posted by athleticswimmer View Post
      for $950k ill do anything you tell me to!!!!
      For $950k... I'll do anything that doesn't break a law...

      $9.5m... I might break a law or two

      $950m... Who needs to die?
    1. adp's Avatar
      adp -
      Quote Originally Posted by CynicalDriver View Post

      $950m... Who needs to die?
      Your entire family tree
    1. CynicalDriver's Avatar
      CynicalDriver -
      Quote Originally Posted by adp View Post
      Your entire family tree
      Keep the money. Some things ARE more important, family is one of them.

      Someone else's family tree though...
    1. adp's Avatar
      adp -
      Quote Originally Posted by CynicalDriver View Post
      Keep the money. Some things ARE more important, family is one of them.
      Proving my point...
    1. EskimoRuler's Avatar
      EskimoRuler -
      Quote Originally Posted by dq13 View Post
      I think money talks... BIG TIME!. you might always say you won't do it, or that you wouldn't have the balls to do it, but when you are presented with over 1 mill, I am sure things change, no matter how much you think you wouldn't.
      i always want to say i would be generous and non corrupt if i was rich or in the position, buts it the natural instinct of man
    1. CynicalDriver's Avatar
      CynicalDriver -
      Quote Originally Posted by adp View Post
      Proving my point...
      What point? You didn't contribute to this until you said "your entire family tree."
    1. adp's Avatar
      adp -
      Quote Originally Posted by CynicalDriver View Post
      What point? You didn't contribute to this until you said "your entire family tree."
      Why are you getting all riled up? I made you prove the point I was thinking about. I knew someone would be retarded enough to post "I'd do anything for money" like a bunch of materialistic rappers. I bet you wouldn't sleep for a day in your like knowing you killed someone for money.
    1. CynicalDriver's Avatar
      CynicalDriver -
      Quote Originally Posted by adp View Post
      Why are you getting all riled up? I made you prove the point I was thinking about. I knew someone would be retarded enough to post "I'd do anything for money" like a bunch of materialistic rappers. I bet you wouldn't sleep for a day in your like knowing you killed someone for money.
      I'm not riled up, you are.

      I never said I'd do anything for money.

      I just pointed out that you hadn't even tried to make a point yet.
    1. adp's Avatar
      adp -
      Quote Originally Posted by CynicalDriver View Post
      I'm not riled up, you are.

      I never said I'd do anything for money.

      I just pointed out that you hadn't even tried to make a point yet.
      I was referring to the comment you originally replied to buddy. And you still don't get it. You proved my point, which was knowing that you wouldn't "kill" your family for money. I may not have said anything before but that's the first damn thing that came to my mind when I read your very mature reply. And you talk like killing for $950M would be so easy. You have no idea kid. I spent too many months in Iraq for people like you to speak of that crap like its something you forget about the next day. Move on sir.
    1. CynicalDriver's Avatar
      CynicalDriver -
      Quote Originally Posted by adp View Post
      I was referring to the comment you originally replied to buddy. And you still don't get it. You proved my point, which was knowing that you wouldn't "kill" your family for money. I may not have said anything before but that's the first damn thing that came to my mind when I read your very mature reply. And you talk like killing for $950M would be so easy. You have no idea kid. I spent too many months in Iraq for people like you to speak of that crap like its something you forget about the next day. Move on sir.
      Let's not bring Iraq into this. You have NO idea what I've done.
    1. andy33711's Avatar
      andy33711 -
      LoL...another "forum" battle over words. One should take the time to read and enjoy others' comment(s).
    1. athleticswimmer's Avatar
      athleticswimmer -
      Quote Originally Posted by CynicalDriver View Post
      For $950k... I'll do anything that doesn't break a law...

      $9.5m... I might break a law or two

      $950m... Who needs to die?
      haha! Agreed!

      This "thread" 'Topic" "forum" (whatever its called) is probably the most funniest and the best one on this site!
    1. kingljrules's Avatar
      kingljrules -
      Quote Originally Posted by adp View Post
      I was referring to the comment you originally replied to buddy. And you still don't get it. You proved my point, which was knowing that you wouldn't "kill" your family for money. I may not have said anything before but that's the first damn thing that came to my mind when I read your very mature reply. And you talk like killing for $950M would be so easy. You have no idea kid. I spent too many months in Iraq for people like you to speak of that crap like its something you forget about the next day. Move on sir.
      you two need to grow up...

      Quote Originally Posted by CynicalDriver View Post
      Let's not bring Iraq into this. You have NO idea what I've done.
      you two need to grow up...
    1. CynicalDriver's Avatar
      CynicalDriver -
      Quote Originally Posted by athleticswimmer View Post
      haha! Agreed!

      This "thread" 'Topic" "forum" (whatever its called) is probably the most funniest and the best one on this site!
      Glad someone got it.

      Adp: The "who needs to die?" part was meant as a funny way to say that I'd overlook laws. You're right, i probably wouldn't kill anyone for money. I don't kill people because it's not something I feel good about, not because it's illegal.

      That said, there ARE a few people I would kill for free if I could get away with it, but I have better reasons than money.