Sponsor Message:
Non Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
Martha Sentenced  
User currently offlineGarnetpalmetto From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5395 posts, RR: 52
Posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 841 times:

Martha Stewart's sentence was passed down minutes ago - 5 months in prison, 5 months in home confinement, 2 years probation, and she must pay a $20,000 fine. The sentence has been stayed, however, until the completion of the appeals process. Conjecture has that she'll be imprisoned either in FPC Alderson or FCI Danbury.


South Carolina - too small to be its own country, too big to be a mental asylum.
26 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlineVafi88 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3116 posts, RR: 16
Reply 1, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 833 times:

Only if she wasn't a big time celebrity, she would get a lot more...

I was hoping for something like 1.5 years in prison (AT LEAST)



I'd like to elect a president that has a Higher IQ than a retarted ant.
User currently offlineAlpha 1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 832 times:

I don't like the women, but she didn't deserve jail time, or even all this fuss, as far as I am concerned.

If she WEREN'T a celeb, Vafi, this trial doesn't take place.


User currently offlineGarnetpalmetto From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5395 posts, RR: 52
Reply 3, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 825 times:

Vafi - 1.5 years is well outside the Federal Sentencing Guidelines for her crime. Minimum is 10 months and maximum is 16 months. Judges tend to stick to the Guidelines fairly well.


South Carolina - too small to be its own country, too big to be a mental asylum.
User currently offlineJAL777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 823 times:

What a waste of taxpayer dollars.  Angry

User currently offlineRsmith6621a From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 194 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 820 times:



Just imagine if you and I lied about our taxes....

...We'd get the book thrown at us.....

.....Martha has been evasive and arrogant essentially has acted like nothing ever happened and certainly not acknowleged her CRIME......She should have gotten the maximum sentence.

What really pisses me off is K-Mart still wants to carry her product so in my book that mean that Kmart endorses crime so Kmart should also endorse you and I shoplifting in their stores......After all didn't Martha shoplift in a since?



Did You Ever Think Freedom Could Be this Bad
User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16282 posts, RR: 56
Reply 6, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 804 times:

Hopefully this will teach her not to lie.






Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
User currently offlineFlyingbronco05 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 3840 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 805 times:

5 months in prison, 5 months in home confinement, 2 years probation, and she must pay a $20,000 fine.

Not a big deal, but it's a $30,000 fine.



Never Trust Your Fuel Gauge
User currently offlineGarnetpalmetto From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5395 posts, RR: 52
Reply 8, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 800 times:

Yes, Bronco, please have the kindness to forgive my typo.


South Carolina - too small to be its own country, too big to be a mental asylum.
User currently offlineJaysit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 799 times:


Leave Martha alone. If the Judge had any sense she would have sentenced Martha to 2 years of community service - 8 hours a day - where she could bring her unique expertise on food and catering to inner city folk and could teach them how to make it in the catering business.

Or else Martha could have been sentenced to work in a soup kitchen dishing up tasty treats to the homeless. I am sure Martha could have come up with a way to combine cans of tomato soup, govt issue cheese, fatty ham hocks, and white bread into a delicious panini with delicately spiced tomato soup - good ribsticking food for someone after a long day of being homeless and out in the cold.

The Judge, like our sentencing system, is just being lazy.


User currently offlineTWFirst From Vatican City, joined Apr 2000, 6346 posts, RR: 51
Reply 10, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 796 times:

>>Just imagine if you and I lied about our taxes....

...We'd get the book thrown at us.....<<



No, not necessarily. We'd probably just get a fine, depending on if it could be proven we defrauded the government, and if so, by how much we defrauded the government. I think people still don't understand what she was actually accused of... She WASN'T charged with insider trading... she was charged with lying about the reason for her evidently legal trade (since she wasn't charged with insider trading) while not under oath. I still don't understand how one can be charged with lying about something that wasn't a crime.

And no, Martha didn't shoplift in a "since"...



An unexamined life isn't worth living.
User currently offlineGreg From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 782 times:

I think she got off just fine...and it will be years before they appeals are done--so no prison time soon.

Basically, good for her. I think she'll likely only do a minimal appearance in a very minimal security facility.


User currently offlineTom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 32
Reply 12, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 779 times:

She got off pretty easy.....and as Greg says, with the appeals process, it'll be a while before she goes to the pen.

BTW, before she was anybody, she was a stock broker. She obviously knew she was doing and that what she was doing was illegal, and she lied to cover it up. 10 to 16 months should've been the sentence.

Tom at MSY



"The criminal ineptitude makes you furious"-Bruce Springsteen, after seeing firsthand the damage from Hurricane Katrina
User currently offlineJaysit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 778 times:

Interestingly, the stock prices of her company jumped post sentencing !

User currently offlineScottysAir From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 769 times:

It is not too long sentences in the prison term and she will make pay for $20,000 fines.

User currently offlineGarnetpalmetto From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5395 posts, RR: 52
Reply 15, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 755 times:

Ah yes, I also forgot to mention that a lien will be placed on all her property as well. It's a nice little way we at the US Department of Justice like to say "Thanks for doing business with us."


South Carolina - too small to be its own country, too big to be a mental asylum.
User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29800 posts, RR: 58
Reply 16, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 742 times:

Well, with only a 5 month prison sentence, I don't think Ken Lay is going to have to worry about becoming her bitch in prison.


OBAMA-WORST PRESIDENT EVER....Even SKOORB would be better.
User currently offlineCPH-R From Denmark, joined May 2001, 6001 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 742 times:

Well, I for one doubt that she's going to be handed a presidential pardon  Wink/being sarcastic

As for the sentence, I don't think it's that bad (which is probably why stock prices jumped), though I too think that community service would be in better off for her.


User currently offlineAlpha 1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 739 times:

Well, with only a 5 month prison sentence, I don't think Ken Lay is going to have to worry about becoming her bitch in prison.

Catch bin Laden, put him in with here-he won't have to worry about being a Martyr, because he'll kill himself, being locked up with her.  Big grin


User currently offlineCPH-R From Denmark, joined May 2001, 6001 posts, RR: 3
Reply 19, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 730 times:

btw, I just picked this up at a different forum - allegedly, Martha said:

"I'm doing my time, when will Bush do his Harken time?"

Ouch.


User currently offlineVSLover From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 1897 posts, RR: 22
Reply 20, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 717 times:

of course her company stock jumped. the waiting game is over and done with. the only thing the markets dont deal well with is uncertainty, and now that her fate has been decided definitively this morning, people feel ok to buy back into a company that has suddenly become "stable" again.

the market is a big psychological game.

and yes people, lets refrain from remarking about her insider trading, for which she has been proven innocent of. sure, comment on the immorality of lies, but thats all you got on her.

i feel her sentence was fair. i love the woman, and yeah its sad....i mean lie to your friend "no, you ass looks fine in those pants" or "yes grandma, i LOVE this sweater" but dont lie to the fed or your mother.


User currently offlineSeb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 11660 posts, RR: 15
Reply 21, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 707 times:

Her shares of stock got to a certain price she and her broker agreed on and he sold it.

Now she goes to jail: A jail similar to the library at Harvard.

Some of us still stand behind Miss Martha, domesic Diva.

I'm going to K-Mart...... Big grin

GO CANUCKS!!



Life in the wall is a drag.
User currently offlineSegmentKing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 705 times:

All of this for lying to investigators.

What did Clinton get for lying to the American people in regards to the impeachment process?


User currently offlineCaribb From Canada, joined Nov 1999, 1637 posts, RR: 8
Reply 23, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 638 times:

...or what Bush got for lying to the American people about weapons of mass destruction?

[Edited 2004-07-17 16:38:24]

User currently offlineGarnetpalmetto From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5395 posts, RR: 52
Reply 24, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 621 times:

What did Clinton get for lying to the American people in regards to the impeachment process?

Fined and disbarred.



South Carolina - too small to be its own country, too big to be a mental asylum.
25 Yyz717 : What a waste of taxpayer dollars. Why? She lied to the FBI, the SEC and federal prosecutors. Indeed, she did more that lie -- she made up stories and
26 Lj : What a waste of taxpayer dollars. Thus I reckon you don't mind when people obstruct justice by doing their best not to tell the truth in a criminal in
Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
Foreign Medics Sentenced To Die In Libya HIV Case posted Tue Dec 19 2006 11:02:56 by Kay
Girls Gone Wild Founder Sentenced posted Wed Dec 13 2006 23:08:11 by RJdxer
"Michael Jackson" Sentenced To 508 Years In Jail.. posted Wed Nov 1 2006 13:22:03 by Thom@s
The Wonderful Martha Stewart Nears Breakeven In Q2 posted Thu Jul 27 2006 00:31:12 by Singapore_Air
Katrina Looters Sentenced To 15 Years posted Thu Jun 29 2006 12:35:24 by Itsjustme
Fla Clerk Who Urinated In Soda Sentenced To 6 Mo's posted Thu Jun 22 2006 21:04:12 by KFLLCFII
When Sentenced To Life In Jail Means.... posted Mon Jun 12 2006 14:06:32 by Diesel1
The Donald And Martha Having Words! posted Wed Feb 22 2006 04:22:33 by Luv2fly
1 Year On Martha's Vineyard For Vehicular Homicide posted Fri Nov 18 2005 05:14:17 by Logan22L
Lynndie England Sentenced To 3 Years posted Wed Sep 28 2005 02:21:31 by TheCoz