Eugene Morse (accountant)

Eugene Morse is the internal auditor and whistleblower who uncovered and exposed massive accounting fraud at WorldCom in 2002 [cite web | title= OPINION & ORDER in re: WORLDCOM, INC. SECURITIESLITIGATION 02 Civ. 3288 (DLC) Denise Cote, United States District Judge| url=http://www.worldcomlitigation.com/courtdox/2005-09-21CoteOpApprovSetts.pdf
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] . Denise Cote, the United States District Judge who presided over the litigation related to the pre-petition Worldcom fraud officially found:

Eugene Morse (“Morse”), who worked in WorldCom’s InternalAudit department, was the single most important individual in thediscovery of the scheme at WorldCom ...
... [his] investigation, often performed alone at night in Worldcom's offices [cite web | title= OPINION & ORDER 02 Civ. 3288 (DLC) Denise Cote, United States District Judge Page 24| url=http://www.worldcomlitigation.com/courtdox/2005-09-21CoteOpApprovSetts.pdf
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Morse earned his masters degree in business administration from Tulane University, and went on to become a chartered financial analyst, a certified internal auditor, and a certified public accountant. Morse began his career at WorldCom in 1997 as part of the Financial Management Associate programand performed his duties in various WorldCom departments, including Internal Audit, International Settlements, Revenue Accounting, Budget, General Accounting, and Financial Planning. [cite web | title= Lead Plaintiff's Memorandum | url=http://www.worldcomlitigation.com/courtdox/2005-01-21RespReMorseTest.pdf
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] Cynthia Cooper, widely credited as the person who uncovered the massive fraudcite news |first=RICHARD |last=LACAYO |coauthors=AMANDA RIPLEY |title=Persons Of The Year |url=http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1003998,00.html |work=Time |accessdate=2008-04-06| |date=2002-12-30 |quote=There have been times that I could not stop crying.] cite news |first=Geoffrey |last=Colvin |title=Wonder Women of Whistleblowing |url=http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/fortune_archive/2002/08/12/327047/index.htm |format= |work=Fortune |publisher= |location= |id= |pages= |page= |date=2002-08-12 |accessdate=2008-04-05 |quote=Faced with disturbing facts, Cooper did exactly what she was supposed to do.] [cite web | title= CYNTHIA COOPERWORLDCOM WHISTLE BLOWER| url=http://www.nationwidespeakers.com/speaker/97/cynthia-cooper/worldcom-whistle-blower
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] , was the head of the Internal Audit department at Worldcom and "encouraged Morse throughout his investigation" and reported the findings to the audit committee of WorldCom’s board of directors on June 20, 2002. [cite web | title= OPINION & ORDER 02 Civ. 3288 (DLC) Denise Cote, United States District Judge Page 25| url=http://www.worldcomlitigation.com/courtdox/2005-09-21CoteOpApprovSetts.pdf
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