1. Akshay Masand's Avatar


    The former Apple Global Supply Manager, Paul Devine, has recently been sentenced to one year in prison and fined $4.5 million for his role in the conspiracy of selling details of upcoming Apple products to asian manufacturers. Devine ended up pleading guilty to the crimes in 2011 but was only sentenced this week. He will begin serving a year long prison term, which will be followed by three years of supervised probation, starting on February 19, 2015.

    Devine was charged in 2010 alongside Singaporean partner, Andrew Ang, with 23 counts including wire fraud, kickbacks and money laundering. For those of you who didnít know, Devine used his position as a senior supply chain manager to pass information about upcoming products to Apple suppliers, which used the information to gain leverage in negotiations with Apple and paid kickbacks to Devine and Ang.

    He pleaded guilty at the time and he was ordered to forfeit roughly $2.3 million in property and money. The federal government also seized $150,000 in cash from Devineís home, a sum which he had reportedly hid in shoe boxes alongside nearly $1 million from various bank accounts in both his and wifeís name. Devine received the funds into multiple bank accounts in the US and South Korea including some that were opened under a shell company called CPK Engineering.

    Overall, Paul Devine is headed down a rough path due to the number of crimes he committed.

    Source: US Department of Justice via AppleInsider
    Last edited by Akshay Masand; 2014-12-09 at 08:29 AM.

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    2014-12-09 04:43 AM
  2. peacedog's Avatar
    I see in the picture that Jesse Pinkman went from dealing meth to being an FBI agent.
    2014-12-09 12:20 PM
  3. CZroe's Avatar
    "He will begin serving a year long prison term, which will be followed by three years of supervised probation, starting on February 19, 2015." So, is there significant time served or something? The math doesn't add up. Probation != prison. His probation starts in February but it's mid December now. That's a little more than two months and certainly not a "year long prison term."
    2014-12-09 02:42 PM
  4. noop's Avatar
    "He will begin serving a year long prison term, which will be followed by three years of supervised probation, starting on February 19, 2015." So, is there significant time served or something? The math doesn't add up. Probation != prison. His probation starts in February but it's mid December now. That's a little more than two months and certainly not a "year long prison term."
    Probation is not the same as prison. And second, February 15th is the day he will start his prison sentence, followed by the probation.
    2014-12-09 05:07 PM
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