Originally created 11/06/02

WorldCom's mask



"Our investigation strongly suggests that WorldCom personnel responded to changing business conditions and earnings pressures by taking extraordinary and illegal steps to mask the discrepancy between the financial reality at the company and Wall Street's expectations."

- Special Worldcom examiner Richard Thornburgh, former U.S. attorney general in the administrations of Presidents Ronald Reagan and George Bush the elder, in a scathingly critical report of the troubled corporation.