The sentencing of former WorldCom Inc. chief executive Bernard J. Ebbers has reportedly been rescheduled to allow for more time for arguments on his bid for a new trial.

Ebbers, who was found guilty in March on charges of conspiracy, securities fraud and making false filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission in connection with the $11 billion accounting fraud at the telecommunications company, was originally scheduled to be sentenced on June 13, but a federal judge has postponed the sentencing to July 13, according to published reports.

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