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08-15-2010, 12:53 PM #1
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.
08-15-2010, 01:04 PM #2
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I woulda done the same
08-15-2010, 01:07 PM #3
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 01:19 PM.
08-15-2010, 01:13 PM #4
08-15-2010, 01:17 PM #5
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.
08-15-2010, 01:22 PM #6
The things ppl do for money lolI Take Three L's To The Head...Love, Live, Life then I'm Dead
08-15-2010, 01:27 PM #7
Guy had a good job with what I assume was good money - guess greed got to him...
08-15-2010, 01:29 PM #8
I once prayed to God for an iPhone, but quickly found out He didn't work that way...so I stole an iPhone and prayed for His forgiveness.
A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself. - Josh Billings
08-15-2010, 01:30 PM #9
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"Jane, get me off this crazy thing !!!!"
08-15-2010, 02:09 PM #10
just 1 million??? yeah right!! that's probably how much he makes a year... there has to be waaayyyy more than that
08-15-2010, 02:15 PM #11
I think Apple will eventually take over the world technology wise.
08-15-2010, 02:21 PM #12
Maybe this is why Apple secrets are the worst kept secrets since Clay Aiken said he was ***
08-15-2010, 02:25 PM #13
08-15-2010, 02:29 PM #14
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.
08-15-2010, 02:32 PM #15
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.
08-15-2010, 02:32 PM #16
The 'big picture partnership' to watch out for is Apple-Cisco.
08-15-2010, 02:34 PM #17
Money ,, money ,, money yeah yeah
08-15-2010, 02:36 PM #18
08-15-2010, 03:02 PM #19
What an *** some tweats just crave for more n never is enough or satisfied
08-15-2010, 03:05 PM #20
I want some Apple secrets!If this was helpful, or even if it gave you a laugh, click the Thanks button!