Cong. Ronnie Shows and Cong. Chip Pickering have donated a combined $11,000 to an assistance fund for ex-WorldCom employees. They gave $6,000 and $5,000, respectively, from campaign contributions.
Mississippi-based WorldCom filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection July 21 after the company reported $7 billion in bogus accounting.
The company laid off 17,000 workers in June.