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June 17, 2004 | From Associated Press
Secret Service ink expert Larry F. Stewart pleaded not guilty to charges that he lied on the witness stand while testifying for the government at the trial of Martha Stewart. A federal judge set a Sept. 20 trial date. Martha Stewart and former stockbroker Peter E. Bacanovic, who were convicted in March of lying about a stock sale, have asked for a new trial based on the charges against Larry Stewart, who is not related to the homemaking icon.
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June 17, 2004 | From Associated Press
Secret Service ink expert Larry F. Stewart pleaded not guilty to charges that he lied on the witness stand while testifying for the government at the trial of Martha Stewart. A federal judge set a Sept. 20 trial date. Martha Stewart and former stockbroker Peter E. Bacanovic, who were convicted in March of lying about a stock sale, have asked for a new trial based on the charges against Larry Stewart, who is not related to the homemaking icon.
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June 10, 2004 | From Bloomberg News
A federal grand jury indicted a government ink expert accused of lying during his testimony in the Martha Stewart trial, his lawyer said. Larry F. Stewart, who was the chief forensic scientist for the U.S. Secret Service, was arrested last month. Manhattan federal prosecutors said Larry Stewart lied when he testified in February that he examined a document the government offered into evidence. Other Secret Service scientists, not Stewart, examined the document, prosecutors said.
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July 1, 2004 | From Bloomberg News
Lawyers for Martha Stewart say in new court papers that federal prosecutors missed warning signs that a government witness lied to jurors who convicted her of obstructing justice. Prosecutors last month accused their own witness, Larry F. Stewart, the former chief forensic scientist for the U.S. Secret Service, of lying at Martha Stewart's trial. She has asked U.S. District Judge Miriam Goldman Cedarbaum to toss out her conviction because of Larry Stewart's alleged perjury.
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June 25, 2004 | From Associated Press
The government urged a federal judge Thursday to reject Martha Stewart's latest bid for a new trial based on charges that a Secret Service ink expert lied on the witness stand. Federal prosecutors filed court papers saying the testimony of Larry F. Stewart had no effect on the jury's guilty verdict against the executive and former stockbroker Peter E. Bacanovic. "There was overwhelming evidence of the defendants' guilt on the counts of conviction, and that evidence was wholly independent of Mr.
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June 8, 2004 | Thomas S. Mulligan, Times Staff Writer
A federal judge has postponed Martha Stewart's sentencing, which some legal experts believe means the judge will take seriously the defense's claims that alleged perjury by a federal agent should invalidate Stewart's conviction. U.S. District Judge Miriam Goldman Cedarbaum put off the sentencing of Stewart and her former stockbroker, Peter E. Bacanovic, to July 8 from June 17, Stewart's attorneys said Monday.
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February 24, 2004 | Thomas S. Mulligan, Times Staff Writer
Martha Stewart's stockbroker considered ImClone Systems Inc. "a dog" of a stock and said he would try to persuade Stewart to sell her stake before it fell to $60 or $61 a share, Stewart's business manager testified Monday. Heidi DeLuca's account of her Nov. 8, 2001, conversation with broker Peter E.
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July 9, 2004 | Walter Hamilton, Times Staff Writer
A federal judge on Thursday denied Martha Stewart's request for a new trial, declaring that the evidence against her was so overwhelming that the alleged perjury of a government witness did not compromise her March 5 criminal conviction. The 43-page ruling by U.S. District Judge Miriam Goldman Cedarbaum clears the way for Stewart to be sentenced July 16 for lying to government investigators about a 2001 stock sale. Legal experts say she is likely to get a prison term of 10 to 16 months.
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June 11, 2004 | Thomas S. Mulligan, Times Staff Writer
Martha Stewart asked for a new trial Thursday, saying her March 5 conviction was tainted by a witness' lies. Court papers filed by Stewart's lawyers contend that testimony by a Secret Service lab director who was indicted this week on perjury charges was "the capstone" of the government's effort to show that Stewart and her former stockbroker, Peter E. Bacanovic, lied to cover up the circumstances of her sale of stock in a biotechnology company.
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May 22, 2004 | Walter Hamilton and Thomas S. Mulligan, Times Staff Writers
A key government expert who testified against Martha Stewart was charged Friday with lying on the witness stand, raising the possibility that Stewart's criminal conviction could be thrown out. In a two-count perjury complaint, federal prosecutors charged U.S. Secret Service forensics lab director Larry F. Stewart with lying about his involvement in the investigation of the lifestyles entrepreneur and her former stockbroker, Peter E. Bacanovic. Defense attorneys vowed to seek a new trial.
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July 17, 2004 | Thomas S. Mulligan, Times Staff Writer
Martha Stewart on Friday received a sentence of five months in prison plus five months' home confinement, then emerged from a Manhattan courthouse with an air of defiance -- and, jarringly to some, a sales pitch.
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