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    Default 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

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    I woulda done the same

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    The love of money is the root of all leaks....now we know how those leaks came about!

    Guess Steve was really cheesed off that his keynote 'most revolutionary and magical' speech was pulled from under his feet

    No longer will we see what future iphones would look like prior to release, until those suppliers hike up their 'kick backs' and see who else would succumb to greed
    Last edited by iLaw-One; 08-15-2010 at 12:19 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by endwaro View Post
    Aawwwww I'm not first
    You don't want to be first either... First quotes get removed!

    "Always remember your special and unique!"

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    Hmmm... The only conclusion I can think of is that...

    The iPhone 4 had a small fail and Apple is cleaning off the entire company, one person a week.

    Or possibly they all just want to leave, but I doubt that.

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    The things ppl do for money lol
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    Guy had a good job with what I assume was good money - guess greed got to him...

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    Quote Originally Posted by thetoothfairy View Post
    You don't want to be first either... First quotes get removed!
    Why waste your time with them? There are plenty of posts here that are way more harmful than some idiot writing "first" aren't there? I never understood why people get so hot and bothered when somebody says "first". Just move on FFS...
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    pfff like that guy is the only one... he aint been found guilty yet.. and do you really think someone smart enough to pull that off is gonna have just one source. something about icebergs come to mind.. we shall see
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    just 1 million??? yeah right!! that's probably how much he makes a year... there has to be waaayyyy more than that

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    I think Apple will eventually take over the world technology wise.

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    Maybe this is why Apple secrets are the worst kept secrets since Clay Aiken said he was ***

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    Quote Originally Posted by whereswaldo View Post
    Maybe this is why Apple secrets are the worst kept secrets since Clay Aiken said he was ***
    Lmao

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    the most he'll get is 4-12yrs, he'll probably get work release after about 3 /12.

    the worse part is that he'll have to live as a convicted felon !!! thats gotta hurt.

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    Absolute power corrupts absolutely.
    On a side note, I am glad I don't have such a position.
    I know I would probably do the same thing given the opportunity.

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    The 'big picture partnership' to watch out for is Apple-Cisco.

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    Money ,, money ,, money yeah yeah

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    Quote Originally Posted by jOnGarrett View Post
    the most he'll get is 4-12yrs, he'll probably get work release after about 3 /12.

    the worse part is that he'll have to live as a convicted felon !!! thats gotta hurt.
    No gun ownership and voting rights depending on where he lives.

    Quote Originally Posted by whereswaldo View Post
    Maybe this is why Apple secrets are the worst kept secrets since Clay Aiken said he was ***
    Really? G-a-y gets censored?
    That's pretty ***.
    Last edited by quidam_brujah; 08-15-2010 at 01:36 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    What an *** some tweats just crave for more n never is enough or satisfied

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    I want some Apple secrets!
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