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Martha Stewart’s Lawyer Blasts Government as Overzealous


— January 27, 2004

Attorney Robert Morvillo offered a rousing defense of Martha Stewart Tuesday, telling a jury she had no motive to lie to investigators probing the reasons why she sold her stock in ImClone Systems Inc.

In an opening statement that sounded like a closing argument, Morvillo said his client was the victim of overzealous prosecutors who assumed Stewart lied when she said she planned to sell the shares all along.

I would have liked to have seen these opening statements — they sound pretty interesting. Details here from the New York Law Journal via Law.com.


Attorney Robert Morvillo offered a rousing defense of Martha Stewart Tuesday, telling a jury she had no motive to lie to investigators probing the reasons why she sold her stock in ImClone Systems Inc.

In an opening statement that sounded like a closing argument, Morvillo said his client was the victim of overzealous prosecutors who assumed Stewart lied when she said she planned to sell the shares all along.

I would have liked to have seen these opening statements — they sound pretty interesting. Details here from the New York Law Journal via Law.com.

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