LAWFUEL – The Law News Newswire – Apple board members Bill Campbell, Millard Drexler, Al Gore, Arthur Levinson, Eric Schmidt and Jerry York today defended company founder Steve Jobs, who is tangled in accusations tied to the company’s stock-options backdating.
The group released the following statement:
“We are not going to enter into a public debate with (former Apple CFO) Fred Anderson or his lawyer. Steve Jobs cooperated fully with Apple’s independent investigation and with the government’s investigation of stock option grants at Apple. The SEC investigated the matter thoroughly and its complaint speaks for itself, in terms of what it says, what it does not say, who it charges, and who it does not charge. We have complete confidence in the conclusions of Apple’s independent investigation, and in Steve’s integrity and his ability to lead Apple.”