MCI agreed to pay $100 million in cash to the state of Mississippi for back taxes that the state claimed were owed by the company's predecessor, WorldCom.

Under the settlement, MCI also agreed to give $4.2 million to fund the Children's Justice Center, to pay $14 million in attorney's fees and to give the state possession of several WorldCom properties located in downtown Jackson, including the old WorldCom headquarters, said William M. Quin, an attorney for the state.

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