Former WorldCom Chief Ebbers guilty on all charges

This story should be popping up all over. The Bloomberg.com report focuses not on whether Ebbers was guilty but on the decision to send him to the witness stand:

    “The conviction today signals a complete rejection of his testimony by the jury, and it will leave many questioning the wisdom of sending Ebbers to the stand in the first place,” said Robert Mintz, a former federal prosecutor who is now with the Newark, New Jersey, law firm of McCarter & English. “The high- risk gamble of taking the stand simply blew up on him.”

According to a Forbes newsletter, “[t]he crimes carry a potential 85 years in prison.”

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