In a shocking turn of events, a former Apple Inc. Executive was sentenced to a one year prison and a fine of $4.5 million for leaking top classified company secrets of the company to suppliers. Paul S Devine was sentenced in San Jose federal court earlier this week, more than three years after he pleaded guilty to wire fraud, conspiracy and money laundering. The US Attorney's office announced Devine's penalty on Friday, but declined to explain the reason for the lengthy delay in his sentencing. Most of the companies Devine is accused of selling information to have been described as being located in China, Singapore, Taiwan, and South Korea. In all, Devine was charged with one count of wire fraud conspiracy, one count of engaging in transactions with criminally-derived proceeds, six counts of money laundering, and fifteen counts of wire fraud. Under his plea agreement, Devine is admitting to one count of each violation; he faces up to 20 years in prison and several hundred thousand dollars in fines. Devine has admitted to pocketing just over $2.4 million from his activities; he has forfeited money and property worth almost $2.28 million to the court and has agreed to pay restitution. Devine is currently on pre-trial release; sentencing is scheduled for June 6. He has faced 20 years in prison. The scheme funnelled millions in kickbacks to Devine for passing along confidential information to Apple suppliers and manufacturers who used the secrets to negotiate more favourable deals. Devine was a global supply manager at Apple from 2005 until his 2010 arrest.