Martha Stewart, known for a variety of things but mainly for her show and for her books, has always ventured through different business aspects. Giving that comforting vibe when seen on her show, Martha Stewart Living, one would never think negatively about someone who seems so genuine. In the kitchen, making a batch of brownies and giving insightful recipes to her audience, seems like the typical Martha Stewart everyone tends to picture.
On this day, March 5th, 2004, Martha Stewart is convicted on all four counts of felony charges for obstruction of justice and lying to police. She avoided losses in her company by selling all her shares of IMClone Systems and it turned out to be a bigger mess than just selling shares. Martha knew that she would be losing money after receiving information from her broker and it turned into an ordeal of conspiracy and lying to federal investigators.
After five months in prison, Martha Stewart was released and placed on home arrest for another five months. Regardless of her sentence, Martha Stewart returned back to action strong, resurfacing on her television show, while working on her clothing line that can be found at retail stores.