“Managers at Apple supplier Foxconn have been arrested on charges that they demanded kickbacks from iPhone component makers, Chinese news site Tencent said Wednesday,” Lance Whitney reports for CNET.
“Interpreting Tencent‘s story, CNET sister site ZDNet said that around a dozen managers have been taken into custody,” Whitney reports. “Prosecutors allege that companies that wanted to qualify as iPhone component suppliers had to pay the managers kickbacks and then further bribe them to make sure their orders went through.”
Whitney reports, “The scheme itself allegedly surfaced when suppliers complained to Foxconn, triggering an internal investigation and the subsequent filing of a police report.”
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