Bernard Ebbers

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Bernard J. Ebbers (2001)

Bernard John "Bernie" Ebbers (born August 27, 1941 in Edmonton , Alberta , Canada ; † February 2, 2020 in Brookhaven , Mississippi , United States ) was a Canadian manager and fraud. He was Chief Executive Officer ( CEO ) of the US telephone company WorldCom .


He attended Victoria Composite High School in Edmonton and then began studying at the University of Alberta in Edmonton. He moved to Calvin College in Grand Rapids , Michigan , USA, and finally to Mississippi College in Clinton , Mississippi , where he graduated in 1967 with a BA in Physical Education (physical education). He was later awarded an honorary doctorate, Dr. jur. H. c. awarded.

Ebbers had transformed WorldCom into one of the world's largest telephone companies within two decades. In 2002, Ebbers committed an $ 11 billion fraud with WorldCom. On July 13, 2005, he was sentenced in New York City to 25 years in prison for accounting fraud, which he served until shortly before his death.

WorldCom was called MCI until December 2005 and merged with Verizon in January 2006 .

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  1. Inmate Locator
  2. ^ New York Times