Trial of Martha Stewart
with an exclusive introduction by Alan Dershowitz
The investigation of one of the world’s most accomplished and famous women began when the government thought she might have saved $42,000 by selling shares of a stock based on inside information that a cancer drug would be disapproved by the FDA. But when she sold the stock, she was unaware of that. What she knew was that the head of the company was selling his shares. That may be insider-ish, but it is not a crime. The government ultimately agreed with that conclusion and did not charge her with insider trading. They charged her, essentially, with trying to cover-up what she did, even though what she did was not criminal. This book describes the facts and circumstances of the trial and ultimate conviction of Martha Stewart.