Company behind Grand Theft Auto agrees to pay a $3 million penalty fee to settle its case with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the agency announces.
Kent Roberts is the first executive to be acquitted on stock options backdating-related charges.
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Apple CEO Steve Jobs told the SEC in a 2008 deposition that he had no idea Apple lawyers had falsified documents nor did he understand the accounting implications of backdating.
Tobak's take on Steve Jobs' role in the stock options backdating scandal at Apple
Co-CEOs Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazardis, along with two other RIM executives, will have to pay the SEC fines for their stock-option backdating practices.
Canada's securities commission approves settlement, but BlackBerry maker also has made settlement offers to U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
Canada's Ontario Securities Commission had reportedly been considering a C$100 million fine for RIM's co-CEOs, but a settlement agreement has been reached.
Stock-option backdating troubles at Apple appear to be history following the settlement of a shareholder suit filed against company executives.
Justice Department ends criminal probe of backdated stock options at Apple and declines to charge any current or former executives, including Steve Jobs, according to a Wall Street Journal report.