After a few years or so of trials, interviews, etc. Martha Stewart was finally sentenced to 5 months in prison, and 5 months house arrest. Do you all think that this was fair?
What I think:
I would rather have her spend at least a year or two in prison. She did commit a crime by lying to authorities. While there are many normal people who go unpunished for securities fraud, this would have been a nice case to show an example about the perils of lying to authorities or scamming normal people out of their money by selling stocks using information you shouldn’t really have access to.
Here is a snippet of what she said after the case:
I’ll be back. I will be back.
Also, is 5 month of house arrest really that bad? I wouldn’t mind spending 5 months stuck at home…posting on the forums, watching tv, and not worrying about doing homework or studying for tests at a place that is far away from home!