Tuesday, September 09, 2003
Martha Notes: Shes Had to Replace Her Westport Septic System
Martha Stewart, besides all her legal woes, has had some septic ones as well at her Westport home.
That was one of the nuggets to come out of a news conference Monday in Toronto where Stewart went to promote Martha Stewart Everyday, her line of linens and housewares.
The Toronto Star reported that ғStewart said she personally tests every new design of towel herself well, actually two employees do it for her ח at her own home in Westport, Conn.
This set-up recently required her to replace the septic system because the women run 12 loads of laundry a day.ӓ
On the legal front, in New York Monday, a U.S. federal judge said she saw no indication of a breach of grand jury secrecy in Stewart’s conspiracy case, rejecting demands from Stewart’s lawyers that the government investigate the source of pre-indictment leaks.
U.S. District Judge Miriam Goldman Cedarbaum said she found it difficult to understand how lawyers for Stewart believed their client might have been prejudiced if someone had leaked the fact that the indictment would not include a charge of insider trading.
She was responding to an inquiry into whether information about the grand jury that indicted Stewart was released before the June 4 indictment
Stewart was charged with five counts of conspiracy, obstruction of justice and securities fraud. She has pleaded not guilty. Her trial is scheduled to begin Jan. 12 before Cedarbaum.
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