WorldCom's former director of accounting Buford "Buddy" Yates and controller David Myers were each sentenced to a year and a day in prison on Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively, for their roles in the company's $11 billion accounting fraud.

Yates was also fined $5,000 and given three years probation. By tacking a day onto the sentences, both men can request a short reduction in time served for good behavior.

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