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MCI Faces New Fraud Probe

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MCI Faces New Fraud Probe

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MCI Faces New Fraud Probe

MCI Faces New Fraud Probe

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The Justice Department investigates allegations that MCI — formerly known as WorldCom — cheated other telephone companies out of as much as $1 billion in access fees. AT&T, MCI's main long-distance rival, plans to sue MCI over lost access charges. The allegations threaten MCI's plans to emerge from bankruptcy. NPR's Jack Speer reports.