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Martha’s Prison Living

Tribune-Review
| Tuesday, March 9, 2004 12:00 a.m

Martha Stewart got exactly what she deserved (“Stewart convicted of 4 counts,” March 6).

She was greedy and arrogant and thought that she could do no wrong. Now she’s heading to prison for something that goes on every day: insider trading. It happens more than the SEC would like to admit, but we all know it happens.

If your broker called and told you it was time to sell a stock because he got news about the company, you would sell. Everyone would sell.

What we wouldn’t do is play dumb and arrogant like Martha did. She bragged to her friends, she made everyone feel so little compared to herself, and now she’s paying the price. For a women who was once worth more than $1 billion, I think it’s funny that she’s going to jail for an amount she spends on a vacation.

Martha and her supporters think she was targeted because she’s a celebrity. She was targeted because she broke the law and, when confronted, acted like she was too important to be bothered. I can’t wait for her new show to air from prison.

David BlankGreenfield

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