A Chronology of Imclone and Martha Stewart
Thursday, July 8, 2004; 1:43 PM
Martha Stewart lost her bid to have the government drop a securities fraud charge for publicly declaring her innocence to allegedly prop up the stock price of her own company, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia. Stewart's trial began in mid-January
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July 8, 2004: A federal judge refuses to grant Martha Stewart a new trial, paving the way for her to be sentenced for lying about a stock sale.
March 5, 2004: Martha Stewart is found guilty on all four counts she faced of conspiracy, obstruction and lying to federal investigators about her sale of ImClone stock. Stewart's broker, Peter E. Bacanovic, was found guilty of the same charges and a count of perjury for lying under oath to the Securities and Exchange Commission. Bacanovic was acquitted on a charge of making false documents.
Jan. 20, 2004: Martha Stewart pleads not guilty to a new indictment just minutes before jury selection begins.
Jan. 6, 2004: Potential jurors for Martha Stewart's criminal trial fill out questionnaires.
Nov. 19, 2003: A judge denies Stewart's bid to drop the securities fraud charge, the most serious charge that Stewart faces.
Oct. 11, 2003: The Securities and Exchange Commission files civil insider-trading charges against Jack Waksal, the father of incarcerated ImClone founder Samuel Waksal, in connection with stock trades dating back to December 2001.
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