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According to the New York Times, the former chief of WorldCom, convicted in one of the largest corporate accounting scandals in U.S. history, died yesterday, just over a month after his early release from prison.


  1. What happened to World Com in 2002?
  2. How long was Ebbers sentence and what were the allegations against him?
  3. How did Ebbers start his career?


Staff. (2020). Bernie Ebbers, Ex-CEO Convicted in WorldCom Scandal, Dies. The Associated Press in the New York Times, Feb. 3 (Retrievable online at