Backdating charges filed http://marketplace.publicradio.org/shows/2006/07/21/AM200607216.html [Broken] The Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission have brought the first criminal charges in the expanding stock options backdating probe. John Dimsdale reports. Anyone who might have taken options, or if one has received backdate options from one's company, one may wish to follow this story. Whether or not 'backdating' is legal or not is still to be resolved. The coverup or failure to disclose the backdating is illegal. Companies who have backdated shares or individuals who have received income from such shares may be required to return the money. This may belong with the Enron thread. It is a similar topic concerning government regulation and oversight of businesses.