Two major players in the accounting scandals at energy giant Enron Corp. and telecom powerhouse WorldCom Corp. moved a step closer to punishment for their crimes.

Yesterday, former Enron chief financial officer Andrew Fastow was sentenced to serve six years in prison, plus an additional two years of full-time community service upon his release, for his role in the accounting fraud that lead to the company’s collapse. He has already surrendered nearly $30 million in cash and property.

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