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House Arrest for Stewart Is Extended

From Reuters

Martha Stewart will spend three extra weeks under house arrest after reports that she violated terms of her home confinement by going to a yoga class and motoring around her estate in an off-road vehicle.

Stewart “has agreed to an extension of the terms of her home confinement until Aug. 31,” her lawyer, Walter Dellinger, said Wednesday.

He did not elaborate on why the house arrest had been extended.

Stewart, who turned 64 on Wednesday, served five months in a West Virginia prison camp and was scheduled to complete five months of house arrest Aug. 10.

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The New York Post reported over the weekend that Stewart, who was convicted of lying to investigators about a suspicious stock trade, may have violated the rules of her probation by riding around her suburban New York estate on a Kawasaki Mule four-wheel drive vehicle and dropping in on a nearby yoga class.

She is only permitted out of her home for 48 hours a week to work and for religious services, food shopping and doctor’s appointments. Stewart also must wear an electronic monitoring bracelet around her ankle.


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