Why Martha Is Risking All

Stewart's strategy of battling in court and lashing out publicly at prosecutors is hardly the safest path, but it may be her best last hope

For a year, the question was: Will the feds really indict domestic doyenne Martha Stewart, CEO of Martha Stewart Omnimedia (MSO )? Now that the formal charges have been handed down (see BW Online, 6/04/03, "The Martha Mess Becomes a Monster"), a new guessing game is under way: Will Martha Stewart do time for her actions in the ImClone (IMCLE ) investigation?

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