Ailing former WorldCom CEO ordered freed from prison

2 years 1 month 1 week ago Wednesday, December 18 2019 Dec 18, 2019 December 18, 2019 1:19 PM December 18, 2019 in News - AP Texas Headlines

NEW YORK (AP) - A former top executive sentenced to 25 years in prison in one of the largest corporate accounting scandals in U.S. history has been ordered freed early from prison for medical reasons. U.S. District Judge Valerie Caproni ordered the release of former WorldCom chief Bernard Ebbers on Wednesday after hearing lawyers discuss his medical condition. Ebbers was not in court and his lawyers said he was hospitalized Wednesday.

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