Apple Manager arrested for sharing confidential information. Paul Shin Devine arrested for allegedly accepting $1 million iPad and iPhone kickbacks. Devine was caught through a personal email.
Devince paid for sharing confidential Apple information and was exposed through a personal email. The employee is now being sued by Apple. The 38-year-old Sunnyvale, California resident is accused of providing top-secret information, which allowed the suppliers to bargain for more favorable contracts with Apple.
His alleged crime partner was Andrew Ang of Singapore. They were both indicted by a federal grand jury on 23 counts, including wire fraud and money laundering. “We have zero tolerance for dishonest behavior inside or outside the company,” Apple spokesman Steve Dowling said in a statement.
The companies who were involved in the scheme have not been named in the federal indictment. However, they were suppliers of both iPhone and iPod accessories and were based in China, Taiwan, Singapore and South Korea. The indictment stated that Devine opened several foreign bank accounts, including ones in his wife’s name to cover up the payments.
He was busted by Apple via his personal email accounts. Devine is in the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service. He is expected to face the court this week.