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Ex-WorldCom Executive Gets Prison Time

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Ex-WorldCom Executive Gets Prison Time

Betty Vinson, a former midlevel manager at WorldCom Inc., was sentenced on Friday to five months in prison for participating in the $11 billion fraud at the telecommunications company that triggered its bankruptcy.

Vinson also was ordered to serve five months in home detention. A former WorldCom director of management who helped prepare financial documents, Vinson testified for the government in the trial of former Chief Executive Bernard Ebbers.

Read the complete story. (eWeek)