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Martha Stewart to Prison

Discussion in 'Open Discussion (Work-safe)' started by osugrad21, Jul 16, 2004.

  1. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    Awwww poor girl...

  2. AKAK

    AKAK If you hear the siren its already too late Staff Member Tech Admin

  3. sears3820

    sears3820 Sitting around in my underwear....

    I wonder if it's a federal pound-me-in-the ass prison....

  4. kinch

    kinch Wash me Staff Member

    Hey, it just goes to show, you can steal thousands or millions from the common man and get a few months in jail. Of course, if you are poor and steal a TV, you get 20 years.

    Seriously though, if it were anyone else they would have gotten less time. She is an example.

    It is kinda sad how people (think Enron) can destroy 1000 people's life savings and do minimal/no time and yet a TV thief is screwed. But hey, white men make the laws. . .


    I am in a "fight the power" mood. . .
  5. AKAK

    AKAK If you hear the siren its already too late Staff Member Tech Admin

    I se you ar ein the fight the power mood... but waht Stewart did is in no way comparable to Enron... I'm not saying she doesn't deserve some punishment... but... all she did (other than the lying to the feds part, which to me is the worst part) is try to lose less money than the common man... she took no money from anyone... We'll see what happens to those guys.

    By the way... where do you live that they lock people up for 20 years for stealing TV's?
  6. JCOSU86

    JCOSU86 Go Bucks! Staff Member

    I don't give a rat's ass for Martha Stewart, but it does seem unfair that Enron steals millions (if not billions) of peoples' money and get nothing. Stewart avoids losing 50k and gets jail time. Seems like a double standard.
  7. Bucklion

    Bucklion Throwback Staff Member Former Premier League Champ

    And that's not a bad thing, it's.....a good thing :biggrin:

    In all seriousness, right or not, Martha could have avoided jail entirely by admitting she made the deal the way she did, and accepted probation, which they would have given her. She chose to believe and pursue that she had no responsibility or was above the law, depending on your outlook, and the sword was still sharp when she fell on it. Her own doing, IMO.
  8. DEBuckeye

    DEBuckeye It ain't easy, bein' cheesy.

    Looks like orange jumpsuits are "in" for this fall's fashion...
  9. sears3820

    sears3820 Sitting around in my underwear....

  10. RugbyBuck

    RugbyBuck Our church has no bells.

    :lol: :lol: :lol: You beat me to the question, AKAK.
  11. Oh8ch

    Oh8ch Cognoscente of Omphaloskepsis Staff Member

    Her stock is up 30% today.
  12. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

    ...but it does seem unfair that Enron steals millions (if not billions) of peoples' money and get nothing.

    That's because Stewart doesn't funnel millions and millions into the coffers of politicians, who are nothing but the beyatchs of the oil companies.
  13. DesertBuckeye

    DesertBuckeye Purveyor of Fine Sarcasm

    I will never understand why she didn't get off with a hefty fine...and let this go a long time ago.
  14. FKAGobucks877

    FKAGobucks877 The Most Power-Drunk

    At least the Enron exec's are now being charged. I think. I'm sure he'll end up getting off "scot-free", but I heard the Fed's issued a warrant, and the CEO turned himself in a couple of days ago.
  15. methomps

    methomps an imbecility, a stupidity without name

    California has the Three Strikes law that could land someone in prison for 25 years to life for any felony.

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