Martha Stewart Still Guilty, Appeals Court Finds

Law360, New York (January 6, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- Cooking and gardening mogul Martha Stewart, who served five months in prison for insider trading, has failed in her bid to have her conviction overturned by an appeals court.

In a 74-page ruling, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Stewart’s challenge failed to provide a basis to "disturb the jury's verdict."

But the appeals court ruled that the sentencing of Stewart’s stockbroker, Peter Bacanovic, could be reviewed.

“We conclude that none of the numerous grounds upon which defendants challenge their convictions provides a basis...
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