Apple Manager Pleads Not Guilty to Kickback Charges

August 17, 2010, By Radimir Bobev

Yesterday ew informed you of the arrest of a manager for Apple, Paul Shin Devine, who had allegedly received over $1 million in kickbacks from various Asian suppliers of iPhone accessories. Today, Mr Devine has pleaded “not guilty” in his case, denying all the accusations raised against him.

Devine is currently facing some quite serious charges, which include 23 counts of wire fraud, wire fraud conspiracy as well as general money laundering, and all of this tied up could get him to serve a long time in jail – so it’s understandable how he’s willing to fight it with all he’s got. However, from what we’ve seen, the case does seem pretty bad for him considering all the evidence that’s currently piling against his case.

Meanwhile, an employee of a Singapore supplier named Andrew Ang has also been charged with similar crimes as Mr Devine and has been named in the same case, though it’s not exactly clear what role he’s playing in the whole ordeal so far. Furthermore, the numbers keep rising as the $1 million figure (the amount that Devine had allegedly taken in) from yesterday has now gone up to $2.5 million.

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