Apple CEO Questioned in Options Investigation

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Government investigators looking into Appleis stock option granting process have questioned CEO Steve Jobs as part of their ongoing criminal investigation. Investigators from the Securities and Exchange Commission and Justice Department spoke with Mr. Jobs in San Francisco the week after Macworld Expo concluded, according to Bloomberg.

In an independent internal investigation that Apple commissioned, information surfaced that showed some members of the companyis management team were involved in improperly backdating stock option grants. The investigation concluded that the current management, including Mr. Jobs, were not involved in any misconduct.

The government, however, is continuing its criminal investigation. Nell Minow, editor at the corporate governance research firm, Corporate Library, commented "It is after all the SECis view on [Mr. Jobsi] culpability that matters, not the internal investigation at Apple."

Information about what was discussed during the interview with Mr. Jobs has not been disclosed.

Apple stock is currently trading at US$86.39, down 0.40 (0.46%).

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