We may very well remember the warm months of 2010 as The Summer of Scandal. In recent days, we've seen folks dinged for taking kickbacks, iTunes Store shoppers' pockets emptied by hackers, Antennagate and now this: 12 people from a number of international locales have been arrested by the FBI for laundering funds through Amazon.com and iTunes.
Remember Paul Shin Devine, the mid-level Apple global supply chain manager accused of accepting $1 million in kickbacks? Yeah, there's a new twist to his increasingly ugly tale.
The San Jose Mercury News is reporting that Devine, who snagged the high-priced payola after awarding a number of iPhone and iPod accessory contracts to his favored (see also: those willing to pay for the privilege) vendors, has turned out to have multiple bank accounts in a number of foriegn countries registered under his and his wife's names.