NEW YORK, July 16 (UPI) -- Martha Stewart was sentenced Friday in New York to five months in prison and five months of house arrest for lying about a stock sale in late 2001.
The sentence, which also included a $30,000 fine, by U.S. District Court judge Miriam Goldman Cedarbaum follows Stewart's March 5 conviction for obstructing justice, conspiracy and making false statements in the sale of ImClone Systems stock, ABC News reported.
Cedarbaum also sentenced Stewart, 62, to two years' probation.
Stewart's lawyers said they would appeal, and the judge stayed her sentence until the appeal could be heard.
Moments after the sentence Stewart emerged from the courthouse defiant.
"This is a shameful day, it is shameful for me, it is shameful for my family and it is shameful for my beloved company," Stewart said. "What was a small personal matter has become over the last two years an almost fatal circus event of unprecedented proportions ... and with such venom and such gore."
"I will be back. I am not afraid."
Cederbaum had the option to lock Stewart up for longer or just give her parole.
Cedarbaum was expected to sentence Stewart's stockbroker, former Merrill Lynch trader Peter Bacanovic, later Friday.