Computer maker announces agreement with Justice Department over alleged kickbacks paid to help secure government contracts.
A midlevel Apple manager is being charged with accepting more than $1 million in kickbacks from Asian supply companies.
Vendors reportedly had to bribe managers to get their foot in the door as iPhone parts suppliers.
The employees also allegedly received $1.1 million from kickbacks and phony expense reports, say reports from The Wall Street Journal and The Taipei Times.
HTC's ex-lead designer has been indicted for leaking company secrets, as well as taking kickbacks from suppliers.
The investigators are also determining whether any possible bribery occurred in Pakistan.
The Wall Street Journal reports that lawyers at the Justice Department and the Securities and Exchange Commission are looking into claims in China, Italy, and Romania.
Company's payment will close a Justice Department investigation into an alleged kickback scheme over government contracts.
Former Apple manager Paul Devine admits his guilt in a money laundering scheme and agrees to forfeit more than $2.28 million in money and property.
Fine settles claims that Sun, among other companies, had doled out kickbacks in an effort to score government contracts.