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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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Its CEO, Bernard Ebbers, was a Mississippi Business Hall of Famer awardee, but was consequently labeled by Time magazine as one of the most corrupt CEOs of all time.
Mississippi College, for example, accepted $45 million from Bernard Ebbers, the convicted former chairman of WorldCom," the article said.
Ten years ago: Former WorldCom chief Bernard Ebbers was convicted in New York of engineering the largest corporate fraud in U.S.
NEW YORK: Barbara Jones, the federal judge who presided over the criminal trial of former WorldCom CEO Bernard Ebbers, will join the law firm of Zuckerman Spaeder later this month, according to a partner at the firm.
Last-minute accounting changes were made by accounting group after the CEO, Bernard Ebbers, and the CFO put pressure on them.
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.com had a sardonic tip for the onetime Telecom Cowboy.
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.--Dennis Odlum, CMA, CFM, dodlum@theconnectioninc.org
He devotes a brief and breezy page to the notorious Bernard Ebbers Jeffrey Skillings and Bernard Madoff.
Bernard Ebbers, the man who ultimately became the CEO of WorldCom, came of age during the 1960s.
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.