Apple CEO Steve Jobs
has been questioned
by government investigators looking into backdated stock options grants at the company, according to a report at
Lawyers familiar with the issue say that Jobs met with officials from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Justice Department last week. No details about what was discussed were available, and no comment was forthcoming from Jobs’ lawyer, the SEC or the U.S. Attorney leading the investigation.
In related news,
reports that the New York City Employees’ Retirement System has been picked
as the lead plaintiff
in a shareholder lawsuit against Apple over its stock options practices.
The New York City Employees’ Retirement System is a pension fund that holds about 1 million shares of Apple stock.
Editor’s note: Added details about New York City Employees’ Retirement System.