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THE TRIAL OF MARTHA STEWART

  • Did Martha Stewart commit the crime of insider trading when she sold her ImClone shares on December 27, 2001?
  • Did the U.S. Attorneys and the Securities and Exchange Commission use good judgment in indicting Martha Stewart? Do you believe that her indictment was based on evidence of a serious crime, or do you believe that prosecutors consciously or unconsciously had additional motives for pursuing the case?
  • Do you agree with the jury that she was guilty beyond a reasonable doubt of the conspiracy and obstruction of justice charges?

Hint: No, she didn’t commit the crime. Explain why it’s not crime.

Hint: She convinced jury. But what crimes she committed explain in detail.