Former Apple manager sentenced to prison for selling secrets for cash

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Back in 2010, an Apple global supply manager named Paul Shin Devine was arrested for providing Asian suppliers with confidential information, such as product pricing and sales projections, in return for cash and gifts. When the dust settled, prosecutors alleged that Devine made off with over $2.5 million in illegal kickbacks. Oddly enough, police during their investigation discovered that Devine was hiding $125,000 of his illicit gains in a shoe box, of all places. I'm guessing Devine wasn't much of a baseball card collector.

All told, Devine was hit with 23 charges, including wire fraud, conspiracy, and money laundering. Devine pleaded guilty to all of them.

Last Monday, Devine was finally sentenced for his crimes. According to a report in the San Jose Mercury News, Devine was "sentenced to a year and a day in prison and ordered to pay more than $4.4 million in restitution."

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