Conflicts Questioned In Apple Options Probe

Law360, New York (January 8, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- The director of the internal team tasked with investigating alleged stock options backdating at computer giant Apple Inc. once headed the committee that approved the options in question, a conflict of interest that could have disqualified him from the position.

Jerome York, who sits on Apple’s board of directors, chaired the task force, along with former vice president and fellow Apple director Al Gore. York headed Apple’s compensation committee during the period in which the questionable options were granted, and even approved some of the options...
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