St. Louis (Dec. 24, 2002) -- A Federal grand jury probe into its accounting practices and a subsequent internal review has prompted cable television conglomerate Charter Communications Inc. to fire its chief financial officer and chief operating officer.

The company, headquartered here, jettisoned CFO Kent Kalkwarf and COO David Barford. The C-level housecleaning comes on the heels of an investigation spearheaded by prosecutors for the Eastern District of Missouri focusing on the company’s method of accounting for cable subscribers.

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