New Mac: iScrewedonStockOption

All is not kosher at Apple, according to FT

Steve Jobs,

chief executive of Apple Computer, was handed 7.5m stock options in 2001 without the required authorisation from the company’s board of directors, according to people familiar with the matter.

Records that purported to show a full board meeting had taken place to approve Mr Jobs’ remuneration, as required by Apple’s procedures, were later falsified. These are now among the pieces of evidence being weighed by the Securities and Exchange Commission as it decides whether to pursue a case against the company or any individuals over the affair, according to these people.

Wonder what made Steve Jobs, one of the smartest people on the planet, take such a stupid step.