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Martha's big night out spurs probe
NY Daily News ^ | 4/24/05 | Jonathan Lemir

Posted on 04/24/2005 12:26:53 PM PDT by wagglebee

Nice work if you can get it.

Officials are looking into whether Martha Stewart's appearance at a glitzy Manhattan ball last week was proper under her work release program. The probe began after the domestic diva attended Time magazine's gala Tuesday celebrating its 100 Most Influential People - including Stewart, authorities said.

"We have some information that this event may not have been directly work-related, so we will be doing some investigating," said Chris Stanton, chief federal probation officer for the Southern District of New York.

(Excerpt) Read more at nydailynews.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: housearrest; marthastewart; workrelease

1 posted on 04/24/2005 12:26:53 PM PDT by wagglebee
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To: wagglebee

Well, we wouldn't want to endanger innocent people by having Martha roaming the streets, doing whatever it is she was convicted of.


2 posted on 04/24/2005 12:29:35 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: wagglebee

Idiot P.O.'s


3 posted on 04/24/2005 12:33:42 PM PDT by bikepacker67 (If Humans are Animals, why isn't PETA protesting the torture of Terri?)
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To: wagglebee
For someone under "house arrest" she sure manages to get around much.

Silly me, I thought house "arrest meant" you were actually under house arrest.
5 posted on 04/24/2005 12:36:09 PM PDT by stm
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To: wagglebee

Yes by all means, let's go after Martha.

Please leave all the terrorists, pedophiles, rapists, murderers and illegal aliens alone while we concentrate on whether Martha was out at a party for her work or not.


6 posted on 04/24/2005 12:36:51 PM PDT by WestCoastGal (Jr "Damn! We’re in the middle of a race, this aint no time to be tearing (stuff) apart! Heh!")
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To: wagglebee

She got permission. Leave this woman alone!


7 posted on 04/24/2005 12:37:22 PM PDT by Hildy
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To: stm
Silly me, I thought house "arrest meant" you were actually under house arrest.

Well, if she has anyone that really doesn't like her, they can use this to throw her back in the prison for the remainder of her three months.

She shouldn't rock the system like this.

8 posted on 04/24/2005 12:38:06 PM PDT by SheLion (Trying to make a life in the BLUE state of Maine!)
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To: WestCoastGal
Please leave all the terrorists, pedophiles, rapists, murderers and illegal aliens alone while we concentrate on whether Martha was out at a party for her work or not.

I sure know what you mean.  And I hope she did get permission.  The other side could very well use this to throw her back in prison.  It's been a huge waste of money, IMHO.  But you can imagine when you get people against you.  They will do all they can to really stick it to her.

9 posted on 04/24/2005 12:40:04 PM PDT by SheLion (Trying to make a life in the BLUE state of Maine!)
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To: WestCoastGal
and don't forget Sandy "Socks" Berger. We gotta make sure Martha doesn't catch a break, (after she's already done the time for her crime), while Berger gets away with theft of classified documents.
10 posted on 04/24/2005 12:40:39 PM PDT by YaYa123 (@Can That Be Right?com)
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To: wagglebee

Meanwhile, guess how many baby rapers they can't keep track of?


11 posted on 04/24/2005 12:41:39 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (Let Me Die on My Feet in the Swamp, BUAIDH NO BAS)
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To: SheLion

According to what I've read, she did get permission to attend this event. What they are now trying to determine is if it meets the criteria she got permission for, i.e. somehow related to her work. Since so much of what someone like her does is promotional, it would seem to, but if you've got somebody wanting to stick it to her, they can hassle her for just about anything. I knew a guy who worked on the Leona Helmsley case for the FBI. He said they used to deliberately set early morning hearings in Manhattan, knowing she would have to get up in the middle of the night to attend them. He clearly enjoyed the harrassment.


12 posted on 04/24/2005 12:56:56 PM PDT by speedy
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To: wagglebee

Good grief. Don't LEOs have any sensible priorities these days?

Who would you rather run into on a New York City Street at 3:00 in the morning, Martha Stewart or a mugger?


13 posted on 04/24/2005 1:14:09 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Cicero
Who would you rather run into on a New York City Street at 3:00 in the morning, Martha Stewart or a mugger?

I'm thinking. I'm thinking!

14 posted on 04/24/2005 1:15:50 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch (Look! Jimmy Carter! History's greatest monster!)
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To: SheLion
The other side could very well use this to throw her back in prison.

Who do you consider the "other side" in this one?

15 posted on 04/24/2005 1:22:59 PM PDT by Doe Eyes
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To: wagglebee
I say everyone leave Martha alone. I don't even like her, actually I detest her, but enough is enough. If I was Martha, the embarrassment alone would be enough to put me in a depression for life.
16 posted on 04/24/2005 1:30:25 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: Ditter

She’s a criminal and liar – Throw back in Jail where she belongs…


17 posted on 04/24/2005 1:33:53 PM PDT by GoShow
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To: Ditter

I agree. I can't stand Stewart and I believe she got off fairly easy in her trial (actually she should have taken the deal that was first offered with no prison time). But what is the harm in someone (who is electronically monitored at all times) going to a function with hundreds of other people to be honored for her contributions to culture? She has to live with the stigma of her crime and for a prima donna like her that is the worst punishment of all.


18 posted on 04/24/2005 1:35:18 PM PDT by wagglebee ("We are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom." -- President Bush, 1/20/05)
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To: Cicero

Mugger.


19 posted on 04/24/2005 1:36:19 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: GABaptist

FREE MARTHIA!


20 posted on 04/24/2005 1:36:46 PM PDT by bvw
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To: GoShow
"She’s a criminal and liar – Throw back in Jail where she belongs…"

She's also one of the biggest cash cows for the Democrats.

21 posted on 04/24/2005 1:39:12 PM PDT by Godebert
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To: wagglebee

Clamp her in irons, throw her in the dungeon until the rack can be made ready! She'll likely not try this trickery again.


22 posted on 04/24/2005 1:42:11 PM PDT by HardStarboard (With Lebanon simmering, Iran on medium-high, whose next? I vote Syria....lets turn up the heat!)
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To: Doe Eyes
Who do you consider the "other side" in this one?

Well, the other side that can't stand her, like GoShow who posted on down below you.

You either like her or you hate her.  I personally, like her.  But that other side might just be waiting for her to mess up so they can throw her back in prison.

It's been on Fox News all afternoon about this.

One woman said that Martha was allowed to go, because she was being honored.  And she didn't stay until the end. 

23 posted on 04/24/2005 1:58:49 PM PDT by SheLion (Trying to make a life in the BLUE state of Maine!)
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To: wagglebee

To those who think she's being hounded and it's not a big deal....

Maybe she is, and maybe it isn't, but you're getting a glimpse of how the average convicted criminal gets treated.


24 posted on 04/24/2005 2:01:22 PM PDT by squidly
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To: SheLion
"You either like her or you hate her. I personally, like her."

What do you like about her? The fact that she's given hundreds of thousands of dollars to the Clintons....or her flower arrangements?

25 posted on 04/24/2005 2:18:08 PM PDT by Godebert
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To: SheLion

The thing about Martha Stewart is she somehow thinks she is bigger than all this. The bottom line, in spite of all the hype, is she is a convicted felon walking a tight rope. If she rocks that rope she could very well wind up falling off and going right back to prison for the duration of her "house arrest". Personally I think it would do her good.


26 posted on 04/24/2005 4:18:39 PM PDT by stm
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