Daily Kos has the goods on Martha Stewart:
Second, as a member of the board of directors of the New York Stock Exchange, (also called the Board of Governors), her conduct has to be above reproach. Since the Board was founded, the name officially changed in 1972, only one officer of the exchange has been charged with a crime (Richard Whitney in 1938). The simple fact is that the exchange’s reputation hangs on the ethics of the board.
…What is also forgotten is that Stewart holds a Series 7 license. As a licensed stockbroker, she knows her actions may have well been illegal. She’s not just some innocent who made a mistake or wanted to save her investment.