Ex-Apple Manager Confesses To $2M Kickback Scheme

Law360, New York (February 28, 2011, 9:24 PM EST) -- A former Apple Inc. global supply manager on Friday pled guilty to wire fraud, conspiracy and money laundering, agreeing to forfeit the more than $2.2 million he reeled in through kickbacks from the company's Asian suppliers.

Paul Devine, 38, switched his not guilty plea to guilty in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, according to prosecutors.

The Sunnyvale, Calif., resident confessed to sending Apple's confidential information to suppliers and manufacturers of Apple parts in exchange for kickbacks, prosecutors say.

Devine admitted that...
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