Bernard Ebbers

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Bernard John "Bernie" Ebbers (August 27, 1941 – February 2, 2020) was a Canadian-American businessman and criminal. He was convicted of fraud and conspiracy as a result of WorldCom's false financial reporting.[1] He co-founded WorldCom and was chief executive officer. Ebbers was born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

In October 2019, it was reported that Ebbers had anemia, dementia and heart disease.[2] He died on February 2, 2020 of dementia-related problems in Brookhaven, Mississippi at the age of 78.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Jennifer Bayot (July 13, 2005). "Ebbers Sentenced to 25 Years in Prison for $11 Billion Fraud". The New York Times.
  2. "Bernie Ebbers Is Old and Sick. Let Him Out of Prison". Bloomberg. October 28, 2019.
  3. Former WorldCom CEO Bernie Ebbers dies, according to family attorney