...does any one in charge of any sort of purchasing NOT take bribes. Hey I've 6 mugs for a £25,000 system. Seems like a good deal to me, but then again, I'm bottom of the pecking order.
The Apple supply manager accused of taking bribes in exchange for approving suppliers for iPhone and iPod headphone parts should pay back the $1m he is alleged to have pocketed for dodgy dealing. This is according to the prosecution, which asked the court to seize $950,000 from Paul Devine. Apple lawyers even want to take away …
My wife's a purchasing manager and she's totally paranoid about accepting anything from anyone even vaguely related to whatever deal she's working on at the time (or even afterwards). This is because she's seen this kind of stuff come back to bite people later on. The only people who win in these cases are the lawyers!
It would only count as paying it *back* if the companies are going to get their bribe money refunded.
Sounds like this could not have hurt Apples business, considering the products these companies produce as a result of this information.
I wonder if he was selling the kind of hardware specs that devs would normally *expect* from a tech company and that Apple can't be arsed / don't want to provide?
Of course he could be bent as a 9 bob note.
Even so, I'm having difficulty figuring out why Apple think they are entitled to the bribe money that was paid to one of their employees to sell their secrets?
Unless Apple are quite happy to sell the secrets for that price to others aswell...
Yes I have an Apple, no I don't subscribe to the cult, shun the non beLIEver etc.
I thought that is what procurement does for a living anyway...
In fact I would not have expected anything less after paying it 100K USD around Cupertino, California. That is like, what? The supermarket bill and the fuel bill as well as the allowance for the homeless hostel over there, right?
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