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Hail Mary Martha

It's desperation time for Martha Stewart's lawyers. Since their hands are pretty much tied as far as recasting Martha as a sympathetic victim or a lover of fuzzy bunnies and puppies, the lawyers plan to use the little people in their request for leniency - whether they like it or not.

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Lawyers for Martha Stewart plan to say that a prison sentence for the domestic trendsetter could harm her company and lead to lay-offs of some of its 500 employees, the Wall Street Journal said on Monday.

Stewart's lawyers will cite a 1995 decision that avoided jail time for a corporate executive because he was considered a crucial figure in his company, the Journal said, citing a person familiar with the matter.

Now that she's been forced out as a directory at MSO, it would be shocking if the judge reduces her sentence for economic reasons. Her power and influence is what got her into this mess; it hardly seems fitting that she be rewarded at sentencing for her position.

In case you were planning on sending Martha a going away present, Amazon has a handy shopping list for the future prisoner.


Comments (3)

Out of fun curiousity, aren... (Below threshold)
Jim:

Out of fun curiousity, aren't you supposed to be ending the HAC debate?

Whenever I hear about Marth... (Below threshold)

Whenever I hear about Marth, I always wonder about Ken Lay, Enron, World Com, Halliburton.

Wonder why pick on the small timers when the bigger fish got alot more meat on em.

Martha Stewart - About $50,... (Below threshold)
Parker:

Martha Stewart - About $50,000

UNSCAM - About $1,000,000,000 (minimum)

I want to see 20,000 times the coverage on UNSCAM!

I also want a pony...




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