Martha Stewart Sentenced To 5 Months in Prison
Stewart was convicted of lying to authorities about a December 2001 stock sale.
Stewart’s co-defendant, stockbroker Peter Bacanovic, received the same sentence by Judge Cedarbaum.
Judge Cedarbaum went along with a request that Stewart serve her sentence at a minimum security prison in Danbury, Conn. That prison may still not be graced with Stewart's decorating tips, because the decision whether Stewart will have to serve that sentence or not is now up to the appellate court. She will remain free pending the disposition of her appeal. .