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Ex-Worldcom boss Ebbers to stay in prison

Bernard Ebbers' appeal turned down

The US Supreme Court says Bernard Ebbers, former chief executive officer at WorldCom, will remain in prison to serve out his 25-year sentence.

The court turned down an appeal by Ebbers yesterday without comment. The appeal was based on Ebbers' belief he did not receive a fair trial because potential defence witnesses were not offered immunity as were prosecution witnesses.

In July, Ebbers had to report to prison after a US Court of Appeals upheld his original conviction , which was handed down in September 2005.


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