2003
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Martha Stewart steps down as CEO

from CBC.ca archives | Wed, 4 Jun 2003

NEW YORK - Hours after being indicted on nine criminal charges, Martha Stewart stepped down as chairwoman and chief executive officer of her media empire.

A statement from Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc. said she would remain on the company's board.

The home decorating icon Stewart entered a not guilty plea after she was indicted Wednesday in an insider trading case that has hung over her for more than a year.

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Martha Stewart leaves court, quits as CEO

Martha Stewart leaves court, quits as CEO