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Bernie Ebbers

THEN: Bernie Ebbers was CEO for Mississippi-based long-distance reseller Long Distance Discount Service (LDDS), which in 1995 became WorldCom Inc. The companys legendary buying spree — 65 transactions since the company was created in 1983 including the $40 billion merger with MCI in 1997. In 1997, PHONE+ named him the most influential person in the […]

Jury Declares Ebbers Guilty

A federal jury today found Bernard Ebbers, WorldCom Inc.s former chief executive, guilty of fraud, conspiracy and filing false documents with regulators. Reuters reported he faces up to 85 years in prison; sentencing is scheduled for June 13. The 63-year-old Ebbers plans to appeal, Reuters said. Ebbers epitomized the rise and fall of the telecommunications […]

One More Time With Feeling

Posted: 7/2003 One More Time With Feeling In case you havent heard it by now, youll read in our review of the ASCENT 2003 Spring Conference & Networking Center on page 60, that ASCENT and CompTel are talking merger. Again. The groups have discussed a combination at least twice before. While its hard to hold […]

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