Bernard J. Ebbers


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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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WorldCom, a business empire built by a self-made billionaire Bernard J.
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announces that a class action lawsuit has been commenced in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi against defendants WorldCom Corporation (Nasdaq: WCOM) ("WorldCom or the "Company"), Bernard J.
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These initiatives are a win-win for MCI WorldCom," said Bernard J.
12 /PRNewswire/ -- The merged MCI WorldCom-Sprint will deliver on the promise of competition in the new millennium by rolling out its first "all-distance" service and offering open access to wholesale advanced services capacity, Bernard J.
In SkyTel, we are gaining a well-run, profitable industry leader that will be an important building block in MCI WorldCom's emerging wireless strategy," said Bernard J.
We are pleased to provide this endowment for Institute Embratel 21 so that they may also harness the educational opportunities presented by the Internet and the Multimedia Digital Library Project," stated Bernard J.
We very much apologize for the difficulties this frame relay network outage caused our customers," said Bernard J.
The signing of Michael Jordan is a momentous event for LDDS WorldCom," said Bernard J.
Johnson announces that a class action lawsuit is being commenced today in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi against defendants Worldcom Corporation ("Worldcom or the "Company") (NASDAQ:WCOM), Bernard J.
Brian Thompson as its Chairman, succeeding Bernard J.