Matha Stewart

This is a discussion on Matha Stewart within the A Brief History of Cprogramming.com forums, part of the Community Boards category; I provided proof of the charges, you provide proof they were drop. Do that and I might believe you....

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    I provided proof of the charges, you provide proof they were drop. Do that and I might believe you.

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    Originally posted by Thantos
    I provided proof of the charges, you provide proof they were drop. Do that and I might believe you.
    From CNN:
    Martha Stewart, 62, was convicted March 5 of obstructing justice, conspiracy and lying to investigators about her sale of stock in the biotech firm ImClone Systems Inc.
    Either they were dropped or she was acquitted on the other charges. Just because someone's charged doesn't mean she did it.

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    Never said she was guilty just because she was charged.

    However, IMO, lying about something leads creadence to you being guilty.

    Oh found this. Kinda funny:
    From: http://news.findlaw.com/ap_stories/e...163008_21.html
    CNBC and MSNBC at first reported Stewart was not guilty on some of the four charges against her in the stock-trading scandal. The jury convicted Stewart on all of the charges.


    Hmm can't find any documents on Findlaw with the amended charges (after they dropped the others). Oh well.

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    >>She was convicted of LIEING to the government about a phone call.


    In that phone call the 'friend' told her that the govt had refused to give the go ahead to their cancer drug. This would cause the stock to crash. She decided to sell her stock before the news was made public and so avoid the loss. This is illegal.

    When asked about it she submitted a false statement to the govt saying she did not know. This is illegal (and a form of perjury).

    The govt offered to settle on a single charge, she refused and insisted they took her to court. There she lost. She can no longer be a board member as she is now a convicted felon.

    Two stupid choices to cover up a greedy, illegal action (which she did to get money she did not need).



    The point about keeping the American dream alive.

    If the rich and powerful can cheat to ensure they win and you loose, how will any of you ever achive the riches you desire?

    Someone has to be a high profile victim, or the small stock and overseas investors will continue to invest in real estate not stocks.
    "Man alone suffers so excruciatingly in the world that he was compelled to invent laughter."
    Friedrich Nietzsche

    "I spent a lot of my money on booze, birds and fast cars......the rest I squandered."
    George Best

    "If you are going through hell....keep going."
    Winston Churchill

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