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Ex-WorldCom CFO Scott Sullivan Gets Five Years in Prison for High-Ranking Role in Fraud Case

NEW YORK (AP) -- Former WorldCom finance chief Scott Sullivan was sentenced to five years in prison Thursday by a judge who called him "the architect" of the largest accounting fraud in U.S. history.
U.S. District Judge Barbara Jones said she was giving Sullivan a break because he had helped the government build its case against ex-CEO Bernard Ebbers and because his wife is extremely ill.

Still, the judge said, "Mr. Sullivan's offenses were of the highest magnitude. Mr. Sullivan, I believe, was the architect of the fraud at WorldCom."...
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