Friday, March 05, 2004
...guilty on all counts: obstruction of justice and lying to the government. An earlier fraud charge had been dismissed out of hand by the presiding judge.
A little bit of insider trading goes a long way, eh? To Sing Sing, is what it looks like.
Stewart was one of those individuals who was a high roller in the 1990's. At her apogee, Martha Stewart Living was a huge going concern that traded on the NYSE (stock symbol: MSO) for several years.
She sat on the board of the New York Stock Exchange, for Christ's sake. When the scandal erupted after the Imclone affair blew open, Martha apparently made the mistake of engaging in a coverup (at least that's the way the jury saw it...). She is getting her just deserts.
The fact that she was an ardent Clinton supporter and a liberal Democrat is something that seems especially ironic in light of the events of the day.