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The dirty deeds of the members of board of directors will no longer go unnoticed by those of higher authority. Arthur Levinson, a member of Google’s board, has been sniffed down by the government watchdog Federal Trade Commission. Levinson has submitted his resignation after the FTC declared a probe into his board membership. Only two months prior, another chief executive for Google Inc., Eric Schmidt, gave up his board seat after he too was under investigation from the FTC. In addition to Google, both men also served on the board of the highly competitive corporation, Apple Inc. Overlapping directorship of more than one company is highly frowned upon by the Federal Trade Commission. Of course, neither one of the men admitted any wrongdoing. Each had great praise for the other and saw no reason that they should resign, however, they both gracefully did conveniently before litigation was to begin. The truth of the matter will most likely never be known, as the FTC chairmen, Jon Leibowitz,
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