'A lot of people got hurt', said Bernie. "When you put your life into something like that and something like that happens, there's really not a lot to say except it's just terribly sad," Ebbers says. "A lot of people got hurt in the thing. It didn't have to happen."
Today, Ebbers is fighting charges in Oklahoma that he violated the state's securities laws by defrauding investors, among other things. Federal authorities haven't charged him. His attorney says Ebbers committed no crimes.