August 2010

Apple Manager Named in Million Dollar Kickback and Money Laundering Scheme

Paul Shin Devine,

a global supply manager at Apple, and Andrew Ang, of Singapore, were named in a 23-count federal grand jury indictment for wire fraud, money laundering and kickbacks. The allegations assert that Devine used his mid-level manager position at Apple to obtain confidential information which he then provided to Apple's suppliers in China, Japan, Hongkong and Singapore. The information he provided potentially gave these suppliers negotiating advantages in securing contracts with Apple that were more favorable than they might otherwise have been. Devine was then handsomely rewarded in monetary payments to a series of bank accounts, some in his wife's name, and by cash payments when he visited Singapore. Devine then shared the money with Ang. Devine, a 37 year-old Sunnyvale resident is being held by the U.S. Marshals Service.