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Reuters reports that former Apple supply manager Paul Devine, who was arrested last August over a kickback scheme in which he provided confidential company information to accessories manufacturers, has pleaded guilty in the case.
Apple launched an internal investigation last year and found a cache of emails between Devine and the suppliers, according to a civil lawsuit the company filed against Devine. U.S. prosecutors then obtained an indictment on 23 counts in August.

Devine pleaded guilty on Monday to wire fraud, conspiracy and money laundering in a San Jose federal court, the U.S. Attorney's office announced. He also agreed to forfeit about $2.28 million in money and property.
Devine, who worked at Apple from 2005 until 2010, faces a maximum of 20 years in prison on the wire fraud and money laundering counts. Among the companies that paid kickbacks to Devine was Kaedar Electronics, a subsidiary of Apple manufacturing partner Pegatron that has provided packaging for Apple's iPod products for a number of years.

Article Link: Former Apple Supply Manager Pleads Guilty in Kickback Scheme
 

ghostlyorb

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I know that it was illegal and all... but seriously, don't ever think of screwing Apple over... cause they will ruin your life! haha
 

franswa za

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my goodness, look at him, he really swallowed a lot of dollars........ .

pic from CultofMac
 

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iDisk

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Both articles (this one) and the (Random House) have already been reported days before Macrumors publishes it...

Does macrumors delay publishing articles to get more "clicks" on their site??:confused:
 

Mattsasa

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20 years in prison! For leaking information?!!
 

Roy G Biv

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Give him the max 20 years in a maximum security federal prison. In the hole, let out only to be sexually assaulted in the showers!

No hardship is too good for this defiler of humanity.
 

troop231

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20 years in prison! For leaking information?!!

UP TO 20 doesn't always mean 20, but maybe Steve would like that.
 

YanniDepp

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Give him the max 20 years in a maximum security federal prison. In the hole, let out only to be sexually assaulted in the showers!

No hardship is too good for this defiler of humanity.

I'm going to assume this is some sort of cultural satire. Although he's a greedy man, no one could seriously want that for someone when there's far worse going on in the world.

Perspective, people.
 

briantology

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20 years in prison! For leaking information?!!

My thoughts exactly. I honestly never quite understood the philosophy behind prison-based punishment for business-related "crimes".
 

notabadname

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20 years in prison! For leaking information?!!

It's a crime, with value in the millions, SEC violations, money laundering. He's a crook, how much time would you suggest?
 

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20 years in prison! For leaking information?!!

For leaking information that was directly used by some of Apple's suppliers to be able to charge Apple more money, and then taking about two million dollars in kickbacks for this information. Seems quite reasonable to me. If these companies gave him two million in kickbacks then the information was probably worth five or ten times that.

$100,000 per year in prison. Most people don't make that much. Probably $500,000 to $1,000,000 damage per year in prison. If someone stole $100,000 from you, what would you think is the right punishment?
 

MrSmith

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It's a crime, with value in the millions, SEC violations, money laundering. He's a crook, how much time would you suggest?
Certainly nowhere near as much as for crimes against the person. Certainly less than murder.
 

elhungarian

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Totally worth the few million he had for a few months lol. Not
 

fox777

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lmao @ people rating this positive. You DO realize that by blocking leak info this site and others would have less leaks/info?? That's the reason you even come here to find out about leaks and such..
 

nylonsteel

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very sharp of aapl to conduct the internal investigation and keep the house clean
 
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