Apple's stock options problems may grow more significant, a new report claims.

The explains that during a period between 2000 and 2001, decisions on the granting of options were not made by Apple's independent compensation committee, but by the company's board.

Apple customarily fields such decisions to its three-strong independent compensation committee. However, in the period between April 2000 to August 2001, Apple's didn't have a compensation committee, according to the company's regulatory filings. Decisions about options grants and executive pay were left to the board.

The report speculates that these reveleations may expose Apple CEO Steve Jobs to some fallout as a result of the emerging stock options scandal.