FBI dossier describes Steve Jobs as ‘deceptive’ and a ‘suspect moral character’

Secret investigation into late Apple boss has now been released

FBI files detailing a secret investigation into Steve Jobs have been released which describe him as “deceptive” and of having a “suspect” moral character.

The dossier, which was compiled on the Apple co-founder while he was under consideration for a position at the White House in 1991, has now been made public and can be found on the FBI’s website.

Included in the file are a description of Jobs by an old college acquaintance which says:

[Jobs is a] deceptive individual who is not completely forthright and honest. Jobs will twist the truth and distort reality in order to achieve his goals.

Another friend, meanwhile, said that while he was a “basically an honest and trustworthy person, he is a very complex individual and his moral character is suspect”.

The FBI also raised concerns about Jobs’ lack of support for his daughter and her mother, as well as his previous drug use. In an interview with Jobs about the latter, they noted: “He had not used any illegal drugs in the past five years however during the period of approximately 1970 – 1974 he experimented with marijuana, hashish and LSD. This was during high school and college.”

Steve Jobs died died from pancreatic cancer, aged 56, in October last year. Earlier this month (February 1), Canadian rocker Neil Young claimed that Jobs would have helped him preserve the sound quality of vinyl, despite his association with the iPod and digital music.