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Apple Exec Charged With Fraud

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

According to the
23-count indictment

and posted by

, 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 the

Devine had pleaded
not guilty to the charges.

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 kickback

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 this posting. 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

that prosecutors said Devine had $15,000 stored in shoeboxes at
his house.