Wire fraud, money-laundering & accepting kickbacks are all listed as parts of the 23-count indictment. Devine gave suppliers inside info that allowed them to better predict Apple's needs and costs and, in doing so, gave them an excellent bargaining position. Apple has issued a statement on the matter;
"Apple is committed to the highest ethical standards in the way we do business. We have zero tolerance for dishonest behavior inside or outside the company."
It's not known whether or not Devine's leaks were responsible for any of the recent iPhone 4 leaks. Hopefully, that information will come out during the court case.
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