Corrupt former Apple executive sentenced to 1 year in prison, fined $4.5 million

A former Apple executive who sold some of the iPhone maker’s secrets to suppliers will serve a year in prison and repay $4.5 million for his crimes,” The Associated press reports.

“Paul S. Devine was sentenced in San Jose federal court earlier this week, more than three years after he pleaded guilty to wire fraud, conspiracy and money laundering,” AP reports. “The scheme funneled millions in kickbacks to Devine for passing along confidential information to Apple Inc. suppliers and manufacturers who used the secrets to negotiate more favorable deals.”

AP reports, “Devine was a global supply manager at Apple from 2005 until his 2010 arrest.”

Full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Brawndo Drinker” and “Lynn Weiler” for the heads up.]

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    1. Perfect candidate indeed for head of USA operations! He could never be a CEO of SamSung due to fact only SamSung family members are allowed to rule from Korea. Family first!

    2. I’m sure they’ll give him an offer, not even joking. He still has some level of inside knowledge and obviously is willing to expose them and betray Apple and all of Apple’s employees, customers, partners, developers, and shareholders.

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      Remember: DON’T FEED THE TROLLS

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        The fact that in the several years I’ve been posting I’ve only ever used two usernames, my current one, and Rorschach which WordPress wouldn’t accept.

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