Apple Manager Arrested Over Alleged Kickbacks

Apple Manager Arrested Over Alleged Kickbacks

Charges were filed against global supply manager Paul Shin Devine last Wednesday in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, who allegedly received over $1 million in kickbacks from Asian suppliers of iPhone and iPod accessories, for providing vital and confidential information to these suppliers to help them win business from Apple.

Singaporean Andrew Ang, an employee of a supplier based in Singapore, was also named in the indictment and faces the same charges as Devine.

Macworld - Devine was accused of accepting $1 million in kickbacks from half a dozen Asian suppliers of iPhone and iPod accessories in a federal indictment and a civil suit, the San Jose Mercury News reported. Devine allegedly was paid for sharing confidential Apple information with contractors that helped them win Apple business on favorable terms, according to court documents.

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