Milestones Jul. 25, 2005

SENTENCED. BERNIE EBBERS, 63, former CEO of WorldCom, convicted in March of orchestrating the $11 billion accounting fraud that toppled the telecommunications giant; to 25 years in prison, the latest and harshest in a string of recent sentences for white-collar executives; in New York City. Under federal guidelines, Ebbers, who maintained his innocence and plans to appeal, must serve at least 85%, or 21 years, of the term, making it all but a life sentence.

RELEASED. CYRUS KAR, 44, American filmmaker suspected of terrorist activities and held in solitary confinement at a U.S. military jail in Iraq for 54 days without...

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