Apple Exec Sentenced in Kickback Scheme

A federal judge sentenced former Apple executive Paul Devine to a year in prison and ordered to pay $4.5 million in restitution Friday in a kickback scheme that netted him $2.4 million.

Devine, 41, who was Global Supply Manager at Apple from 2005 to 2010, admitted in 2007 he began a scheme to defraud Apple by transmitting confidential information on product forecasts, pricing targets and product specifications to suppliers and makers of Apple parts.

In return for the information, the suppliers in Singapore, paid Devine a percentage of their contracts, which he shared with co-defendant Andrew Ang, who worked for several Singapore suppliers.

Devine, of Sunnyvale, was indicted in August 2014 on 23 counts, which included wire fraud, conspiracy and money laundering.

Charges against Ang are still pending.  A separate case in Singapore accuses an executive of making improper payments to Devine.

Case:  US v. Devine, No. 10-CR-603EJD


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