An Overview of Martha Stewart’s White Collar Crime Case

Here at the Law Offices of Robert J. DeGroot blog, we’ve written about some of the biggest white collar crime cases of all time. Today’s post is going to focus on the Martha Stewart trading scandal of the early 2000s. There’s a pretty good chance that you’ve heard a bit about it, but we’d like to dive into the specifics.

A Quick Recap

Perhaps one of the largest, most publicized cases in the memory of the American public, Martha Stewart was convicted and served time in prison for her role in the insider trading of ImClone stocks just one day before their stock price plummeted. Stewart, until then known mostly for her role as a television personality and her skill at homemaking, was indicted in early June of 2003.

What’s Happening Now?

After a highly publicized trial, a jury found Stewart guilty of obstruction of justice, conspiracy, and two counts of false statements to a federal investigator. Stewart was sentenced to five months in prison and another five months of house confinement, being allowed to leave only while wearing an ankle monitor. She was also given two years of probation.

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