By Lisa Johnston On Aug 30 2010 - 3:01am
San Jose, Calif.
— Paul Shin Devine, a
global supply manager for Apple, was
recently arrested for allegedly providing
company secrets in exchange for kickbacks
from Asian suppliers.
According to the 23-count indictment
obtained and posted by SFWeekly.
com, Devine is accused of using “his
position at Apple to obtain confidential
Apple information, which he then transmitted
to suppliers and manufactures of
Apple parts,” including Andrew Ang, an
employee of an Apple headset manufacturer
in Singapore, who is also named in
Devine had pleaded not guilty to the
The indictment, which was filed in the
Northern District of California, claims
that Devine had the kickbacks wired to
various bank accounts, including some
in his wife’s name. He also allegedly
opened bank accounts in the business
name CPK Engineering Corporation for
the purpose of receiving and disguising
The indictment lists some of the alleged
wire transfers, and they range from
$6,000 to $129,970. Devine is also being
charged with money laundering.
Apple did not respond to TWICE’s
request for comment as of press time.
Apple has reportedly filed its own civil
suit against Devine, charging that he
“abused his position, violated Apple policies,
and [broke] the law by stealing Apple’s
proprietary, trade secret and other
confidential information and converting it
to his own benefit.”
Prosecutors have reportedly said that
Devine had $15,000 stored in shoeboxes
at his house.