Apple manager charged with taking over US$1 million in kickbacks from suppliers
Monday, August 16, 2010
A global supply manager for Apple Inc. was arrested Friday in California and indicted for and , after accepting over 1 million in kickbacks. The manager, 37-year-old Paul Shin Devine, used a system of international bank accounts and a in order to receive the payments, reported the .
Andrew Ang, of Singapore, was also named in the indictment. Ang is accused of receiving confidential data, as well as accepting a portion of the kickbacks paid to Devine.
According to hisprofile, Devine was a 1996 graduate of the and a 2005 graduate from the . He began working at in 1998 and left to join Apple in 2005.
In addition to the 23-count federal indictment, Devine is also the subject of a civil lawsuit filed by Apple. The company said that he took more than US$1 million in "payments, kickbacks and bribes" over a period of several years. An Apple spokesperson said that the company "is committed to the highest ethical standards in the way [it does] business," and that there is "zero tolerance for dishonest behavior inside or outside the company."
Devine is being held by the California at 1:30 p.m. (20:30 ) today. He was not available for comment.and was scheduled to appear in a hearing at the in ,
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