Remember Paul Shin Devine, the Apple global supply manager who was arrested in 2010 for leaking confidential information to suppliers in exchange for kickbacks? Well, he has just been sentenced with prison time and a fine.
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. The U.S. Attorney’s office announced Devine’s penalty Friday, but declined to explain the reason for the lengthy delay in his sentencing.
Devine originally faced up to 20 years in prison for his scheme, which reportedly earned him just over $1 million in kickbacks.
According to the indictment served upon his arrest, Devine, who began working as Apple’s global supply manager in 2005, obtained confidential information about Apple’s iPhone and iPod products and relayed it to the devices’ manufacturers. The suppliers then paid Devine kickbacks and used the information he shared to negotiate favorable contracts with Apple.
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