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Bernard J. Ebbers

A Canadian businessman who served as CEO of WorldCom for much of its early history prior to 2002. He co-founded WorldCom (then called Long Distance Discount Services) in 1983. After becoming CEO in 2005, he oversaw a number of acquisitions of telecommunications companies, including some of the largest (at that time) takeovers in American history. In 2002, he resigned in an accounting scandal and was sentenced to 25 years in prison in 2005. See also: Enron scandal.
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Ten years ago: Former WorldCom chief Bernard Ebbers was convicted in New York of engineering the largest corporate fraud in U.
2005: Former Worldcom boss Bernard Ebbers was sentenced to 25 years in jail for his part in the scandal that brought down the firm.
When former WorldCom CEO Bernard Ebbers was sentenced in 2005 to 25 years to life in prison for fraud, the website BSAlert.
With a sense of humor--and the same proclamations of innocence made by jailed executives such as Bernie Madoff, Bernard Ebbers, Dennis Kozlowski, and Sanjay Kumar--Roberto Escobar delivers a factual accounting of the organization with which he made his living.
Johnson served as an Assistant United States Attorney and Special Assistant United States Attorney, during which time he investigated and prosecuted some of the nation's highest-profile securities fraud cases, including those of former WorldCom CEO Bernard Ebbers and CFO Scott Sullivan, Steven Madden, Michael Milken and others.
The first leader is Bernard Ebbers, former CEO of WorldCom, who was convicted of accounting fraud and sentenced to 25 years in prison for his role in the largest corporate bankruptcy in history.
Bernard Ebbers at WorldCom allowed manipulation of the books, and Dennis Kozlowski of Tyco used company funds to enhance his lifestyle.
Bruen, an African American executive with more than 25 years of experience, was among those who testified against ex-WorldCom chief executive Bernard Ebbers, who was sentenced to 25 years for his role in the $11 billion accounting fraud.
Former CEOs Bernard Ebbers and Dennis Kozlowski convicted and sentenced to prison.
Chief Executive Bernard Ebbers on charges related to a multibillion-dollar accounting fraud.
If you haven't heard enough yet of Ken Lay and Jeffrey Skilling of Enron, Bernard Ebbers of World Com, Bill Esrey of Sprint, Dennis Kozlowski of Tyco, and more of their ilk, Bogle will treat you to a succinct summary of their sins.
Bernard Ebbers, Dennis Kozlowski, John Rigas--if these big dogs can tumble from corporate power to ignominy, then any director or officer can.