Its is being reported that Steve Jobs, Apple CEO, was questioned with his attorneys present, by investigators presumably from the Department of Justice that is investigating Apple’s backdating of stock options.

Apple took an $84 million charge relating to the issue last quarter and internal company investigators cleared Jobs of any wrong doing, but Department of Justice Investigators are digging further for their own reasons.  Steve Jobs has not admitted to any wrong doing and several senior Apple insiders have left the company, even though they do not admit to any wrong doing either.

The back dating scandal at Apple does not yet seem material compared to Apple’s bottom line, but investigators unlike auditors have to look into the criminal aspect as well.

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