A new player has surfaced in Apple's stock options mess: a former in-house lawyer who filled out the paperwork on a 2001 option award to CEO Steve Jobs that has grown infamous since Apple acknowledged that the grant's value was artificially pumped up via fabricated meeting minutes. That since-fired lawyer is a central figure in the Apple probe, both as a potential defendant in a fraud case and as someone who could tell the government who at the company knew about backdating and its implications.
Apple Quietly Canned Lawyer Who Backdated
January 8, 2007
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