Why did Martha Stewart go to prison?

Answer

In 2004, Martha Stewart went to prison to serve a five-month sentence that she received after being found guilty by a federal jury on counts of conspiracy and making false statements to a federal agency. The five-month verdict was the minimum federal punishment that the judge could impose.

Stewart's conviction stemmed from a Securities and Exchange Commission investigation dating back to events in 2001. At that time, Stewart had made use of insider information to avoid a loss pertaining to shares that she owned in ImClone Systems, a publicly traded company. On October 8, 2004, Stewart reported to the Federal Prison Camp located in Alderson, West Virginia. She was released on March 4, 2005. Following her release, she had to comply with a two-year period of supervised release.

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Martha Stewart, contrary to popular belief, did not go to jail for insider trading. She went to jail for lying to officials about it. Had she admitted that she knew insider trading
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Yes, she was sentenced for lying to investigators about her sale of ImClone
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She got information from her broker in regards an investment that she shouldn't have received and sold some stock to avoid a great loss. cause, she profited from the information,
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Martha Stewart was in jail for security fraud & obstruction of justice in October 04. She was incarcerated in Alderson Federal Prison Camp in West Virginia
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