Is That a Nancy Heinen Windsock Twisting Over Apple HQ?
The Securities and Exchange Commission has subpoenaed Apple CEO Steve Jobs in connection with a backdating lawsuit against former Apple General Counsel Nancy Heinen. Seems the SEC wants Jobs to testify against Heinen, whom it sued in late April for allegedly backdating stock-option grants to Jobs and other Apple execs.
And that puts Jobs in an uncomfortable position. Because while Apple has cleared him of any wrongdoing, former Apple CFO Fred “It was you, Fredo” Anderson did try to implicate him in the scandal (Post continues after video … ).
Though Apple dismissed Anderson’s accusations as the ravings of a madman, they’re still not the sort of thing you want hanging over you when you’re testifying before an SEC panel. Because though the agency has said it will take no action against Apple, it hasn’t ruled out continued scrutiny of Jobs.