Garnetpalmetto From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5313 posts, RR: 53 Posted (9 years 4 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 744 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.
Rsmith6621a From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 194 posts, RR: 2 Reply 5, posted (9 years 4 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 723 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?
Jaysit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 9, posted (9 years 4 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 702 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.
TWFirst From Vatican City, joined Apr 2000, 6346 posts, RR: 53 Reply 10, posted (9 years 4 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 699 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.
VSLover From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 1886 posts, RR: 24 Reply 20, posted (9 years 4 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 620 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.