Apple Manager Accused of Kickback Scheme

He allegedly gave inside info to suppliers
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 14, 2010 3:24 PM CDT
Apple Manager Accused of Kickback Scheme
The Apple iPod Nanos.   (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

A little corporate intrigue in Apple land: A midlevel manager is accused of giving Asian suppliers inside info so they could negotiate better deals with the company, reports the San Jose Mercury News. It paid well, too. Paul Shin Devine of Sunnyvale, Calif., is accused of receiving more than $1 million in kickbacks, which he allegedly shared with an accomplice. Both face nearly two dozen federal charges, including wire fraud and money laundering.

"We have zero tolerance for dishonest behavior inside or outside the company," said a company spokesman. (More Apple stories.)

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