Martha Stewart is reportedly seeking to do community service work teaching poor women to start their own businesses, in exchange for a shorter stint behind bars.
Stewart has offered to perform 1,000 hours of community work with Women's Venture Fund, a New York-based non-profit organization, Newsweek magazine reported.
Convicted on March 5 on one charge of conspiracy, one charge of obstruction of justice and two charges of making false statements to investigators, Stewart has a June 17 sentencing hearing. She could face 10 to 16 months in prison.
- FROM MARCH 5, 2004: Martha Stewart found guilty on all charges; vows to appeal
Lawyers for Stewart have declined to comment on the report. Stewart's legal team has said it plans to appeal her conviction after U.S. authorities charged a prosecution witness in the case with perjury.
- FROM MAY 21, 2004: Witness in Martha Stewart trial charged with perjury
The U.S. government has insisted the perjury charge will not affect Stewart's conviction.