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Stewart Case / Sentencing / Corporate Crackdown #760019

NBC Evening News for Friday, Jul 16, 2004
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(New York: Anne Thompson) The sentencing of Martha Stewart to prison and home confinement for lying about a stock sale featured; courtroom sketches by Christine Cornell shown; exchanges between Stewart & Judge Miriam Cederbaum†† noted; details given about the chances for an appeal. [Outside the courthouse, STEWART – says a small personal matter has been blown out of proportion; says she is not afraid.] [Stewart supporter Linda SMITH – says she doesn’t deserve it.] [Stewart’s attorney Walter DELLINGER†- says the atmosphere of the trial was about a crime that was never charged.] [Former federal prison inmate Susan McDOUGAL††- comments on life in prison.] The sentence for Stewart’s former stockbroker Peter Bacanovic†† noted.

(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(New York: Scott Cohn) The backlash against the government’s corporate reforms examined; tenets of the anti-corruption law cited. [President BUSH – announces the formation of a corporate fraud task force.] [Senator Paul SARBANES†- notes the positive impact of the anti-corruption law.] [Calloway’s Nursery CFO Daniel REYNOLDS††- comments on the cost of the new reporting requirements.] [New York attorney general Eliot SPITZER††- worries that executives will go back to their old habits.]

(Studio: Brian Williams) Stock price for Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia cited; Stock Market Report.

Reporter(s):
Williams, Brian;
Thompson, Anne;
Cohn, Scott
Duration:
00:06:40

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