Accounting ethics, telecommunication, moral courage, bankruptcy protection, accounting fraud


In this case study you will read about the ethical pressure faced by Betty Vinson and Cythia Cooper as they each balanced conflicting loyalties between family, employer, and profession. Betty first balked then caved to the pressure and ruined her career; Cynthia did not cave and was named one of three “Persons of the Year” by Time Magazine in 2002 for her moral courage at WorldCom (Lacayo and Ripley 2002).

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