The Apple manager accused of leaking sensitive company information to suppliers has entered a not guilty plea.
Paul Shin Devine faces 23 criminal counts, including wire fraud and money laundering, stemming from an alleged kickback arrangement with Apple's hardware suppliers.
Devine is one of two men charged in connection with the scandal. The pair were accused of accepting upwards of $1m (£640,000) from suppliers in exchange for confidential information on Apple products.
The information was then allegedly used by the suppliers to negotiate favourable contracts with Apple.
Apple has also filed a civil suit against Devine, and several of the named suppliers in the case have launched their own investigations.
A Reuters report suggested that Pegatron and JLJ Holdings have begun investigating claims that their companies paid for inside information, while Cresyn claimed that it had legally contracted Devine as a consultant.
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