Martha indicted, resigns
“Martha Stewart resigned Wednesday as chairman and CEO of the company she founded, just hours after a federal indictment accused her and her former stockbroker of lying to investigators who were probing her profitable sale of ImClone Systems stock.”
Would the feds have indicted Martha Stewart if she were a man? Sure. Does her arrogant manner make people want to kick as she’s going down? Absolutely. And people are less accepting of arrogance in a woman than in a man.
Even with that, what really honks off the feds is they think she lied to them. They hate that. They hate that a lot. So she’s been charged with nine counts, including obstructing justice.
Expect a splashy show trial, with accompanying media frenzy.