Ex-Apple Employee Accused of Allegedly Defrauding

Reuters reported that a U.S. employee of Apple was charged with defrauding the company out of over $10 million in several schemes. The defendant, Dhirendra Prasad, has been charged with five criminal counts after he took advantage of his position at Apple’s supply chain. He was fired in December of 2018 following 10 years at the company. Prasad was in charge of negotiating with vendors and placing orders. He received a kickback for acts such as taking parts using false repair orders, which made Apple pay for items they did not receive. The company has some legal arguments that could make it exempt from provisions in the European Commission’s Digital Markets Act. This act attempts to increase competition among digital platforms, but will limit big tech companies to a certain extent.

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