Martha below: Martha gets five months and a bottom bunk. Developing. According to CNN, she was sentenced to five months in prison and fined $30,000.
Federal Judge Miriam Cedarbaum also ordered that Stewart get five months of home confinement and two years of supervised probation after she is released. But Stewart will not be heading to prison immediately since the judge issued a stay delaying the sentence while Stewart’s lawyers file an expected appeal.
According to the AP report, before sentencing, Stewart asked the judge to “remember all the good I have done…. “Today is a shameful day. It’s shameful for me, for my family and for my company,” she said.
The rexblog is happy to supply the follow up sentence she was too polite to utter but obviously wants to say: “Shameful for a criminal justice system that lets off those Koslowski scumbags but convicts me.”
Fight on, girl.
Update.2: From the NYT story by Constance Hays:
“What was a close personal matter became an almost circus of unprecedented proportions,” she said, adding that 200 people at her company had lost their jobs as a result of the publicity surrounding her legal troubles. And in the plucky style for which the self-made millionaire is known, Ms. Stewart urged people to buy her magazine, and advertisers to keep purchasing ads. Meanwhile, she said, she will face whatever comes.
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Update.3: The transcript of Martha Stewart’s statement.
And I don’t want to use this as a sales pitch for my company, but we love that company, we’ve worked so hard on that company, and we really think it merits great attention from the American public.
We hear ya’ll, Martha.