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Oklahoma Charges WorldCom with Fraud

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Oklahoma Charges WorldCom with Fraud

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Oklahoma Charges WorldCom with Fraud

Oklahoma Charges WorldCom with Fraud

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Oklahoma's attorney general files the first criminal charges against WorldCom and its former chief executive officer, Bernard Ebbers, in connection with the company's $11 billion accounting scandal. Federal officials criticize the move, suggesting it could jeopardize their WorldCom investigation. Hear NPR's Jim Zarroli.