A day before Apple Computer publicly announced results of an internal investigation over stock option backdating, the company’s lawyers held a meeting with federal prosecutors in San Francisco to spell out what they’d found.

Lawyers for Apple wouldn’t comment on Tuesday’s meeting with the feds. “I really can’t say anything about it,” said John Potter, the partner at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart Oliver & Hedges who conducted Apple’s internal investigation for a board committee. And George Riley, a partner at O’Melveny & Myers who represents the company, was similarly taciturn. “To be clear: we have no comment on the story,” he wrote in a Wednesday e-mail.

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