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Paul Shim Devine, a 37-year old Apple manager, has pleaded not guilty to wire fraud and conspiracy charges related to accusations that he took a series of bribes from suppliers to help them win work from the computer and phone maker. Devine, paid over $100,000 plus options by Apple, denied taking $2.5m from six companies since …

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  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Stupid?

    How could anyone be so stupid as to leave any trace of such transactions on office equipment?

    1. Fred Flintstone Gold badge
      Joke

      Look at his surname

      He works for Apple, and has a surname "Devine". The poor man cannot have had much bandwidth left after the day to day management of such godly conflicts :-).

  2. Anonymous Coward
    WTF?

    More info please...

    "On it were found Hotmail and Gmail accounts arranging payments through 14 different bank accounts"

    I guess he had saved the details, otherwise how did they know? And surely reading these emails would be classed as illegal / unadmissable as evidence, unless a warrant was obtained by the police.

    Please fill in the blanks.

    1. Bullseyed

      Re

      My first thought as well. They wouldn't find the emails on the computer... they'd be on the web server... unless he was importing them into Outlook or something... then he'd just be stupid.

      Unless the Apple laptops run spy software on them, which given Stevey J's unstable mental state, wouldn't surprise me. Standard key logger and screen shot every X seconds model.

      Since the hardware is Apple's property, those things would be admissible (I think).

      1. Blain Hamon

        Not even a keylogger needed

        Dollars to donuts, it was that he was still logged on to gmail.com via cookies. And if it's on company hardware and through the company network, well, there'd be a huge paper trail at the router and remote administration enabled for IT purposes.

        Given how aggressively Apple hunts down rumor mill leaks, I wouldn't be surprised if they stumbled across this while doing a scan for leaks to media.

      2. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        I wouldn't be surprised

        If Apple employees sign away rights to just about everything --- from personal e-mail to the children's schoolbooks!

  3. JaitcH
    Jobs Horns

    If true, and given Apples paranoia ...

    there could not be a dumber schmuck around.

    The problem is is Apple discovered the 'evidence' the chances are they could be accused of tampering.

    And if Google has 'the goods' on this guy in it's e-mail system it sure gives rise to interesting legal conundrums given the ill-will between Apple and Google!

  4. Charles King
    Go

    Looks like Cresyn needs a new consultant

    For $6k a month I'll be happy to paraphrase news articles and blog posts, er... provide you with valuable market information that will be invaluable for your future business. Just remember that I'll need to be paid in used fivers.

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