An Apple supply manager has been arrested, and stands accused of taking more than $1 million in kickbacks from suppliers of accessories for the iPhone and iPod.
The manager in question, Paul Shin Devine allegedly used his position at Apple to supply around half a dozen Asian supplier with information which put them in a better position to receive Apple contracts.
Devine allegedly used a number of foreign bank accounts, and a false company called ‘CPK Engineering’ to process the payments, and he is now in the custody of US Marshalls.
As well as facing criminal charges, Devine is also being sued by Apple in a civil case, Apple has released the following statement relating to the matter.
“Apple is committed to the highest ethical standards in the way we do business,” said Apple spokesman Steve Dowling in a statement. “We have zero tolerance for dishonest behavior inside or outside the company.”
via PC Mag