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Martha Stewart Conviction Upheld

A U.S. federal appeals court has upheld the conviction of celebrity media mogul Martha Stewart for lying about a suspicious stock trade.

Ms. Stewart has always maintained her innocence, but decided to serve five months in prison while the appeal was considered.

She was convicted in 2004 for obstructing justice and making false statements in an investigation of her sale of stock in a friend's company just before share prices dropped sharply.

Since her release from prison and a further five months of home detention, Ms. Stewart has resumed her duties running a business empire that includes radio and television shows and magazines devoted to housekeeping and the domestic arts.

Some information for this report provided by AP and Reuters.