Martha Stewart

Domestic diva Martha Stewart leaves US F
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES: Domestic diva Martha Stewart leaves US Federal Court after watching appeals in her case 17 March, 2005.

June 2003 – July 2004

Martha Stewart’s crime wasn’t particularly heinous—charges related to insider trading of ImClone Systems stock—but with her squeaky clean image newspapers and television news shows jumped over themselves to provide wall-to-wall coverage of her fall from grace. Who could have that imagined America’s perfect hostess, who built a media empire out of how to make ordinary twigs into a lovely centerpiece, would ever end up in prison duds? That’s what happened in July 2004, when Stewart was sentenced to five months in the big house.