Apple Employee Charged with Selling Company Secrets

Paul Shin Divine, a global supply manager for Apple was charged today with selling company secrets in exchange for supplier kickbacks.

From SF Appeal:

Paul Shin Divine was arrested Friday for allegedly selling confidential information to several of Apple Inc.’s suppliers in Asia, IRS Special Agent Arlette Lee said.

Divine named a lawyer, Raphael M. Goldman, at his hearing on Monday and entered a plea of not guilty, according to court documents…In addition to receiving payments, Divine also faces charges of wire fraud, conspiracy, money laundering, and doing business with stolen company property, according to an indictment filed in U.S. District Court in San Jose. The indictment lists 23 counts total.

And from the Bangkok Post:

“Devine came up with a scheme in which he supplied companies such as Cresyn Co. in South Korea, Kaedar Electronics Co. in China and Jin Li Mould Manufacturing Pte. Ltd. in Singapore with confidential information that would let them negotiate favorable contracts with Apple,” the report said.

Did he really think that he wouldn’t get caught?