Friday, March 04, 2005

Phipps Hosts Farewell Dinner In Prison For Martha Stewart

Martha Stewart, who was released from prison early Friday, left behind several friends -- including a well-known North Carolinian.
According to the Wall Street Journal, Stewart became close with former state Agriculture Commissioner Meg Scott Phipps.
Phipps apparently hosted a farewell potluck dinner for Stewart.
Phipps is serving four years at the Alderson, W.Va., facility for her role in a campaign finance scandal.

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Before Martha Stewart left prison early Friday, she was treated to a farewell dinner organized by fellow inmates, including former North Carolina agriculture commissioner Meg Scott Phipps.
Phipps is serving a four-year term at the federal prison camp in Alderson, W.Va., for accepting bribes during her 2000 campaign and covering them up.
Before Stewart arrived last fall to serve a five-month term for lying to investigators about a stock sale, Phipps was the best-known inmate at the camp.
Phipps' father, former North Carolina Gov. Bob Scott, told The Charlotte Observer that Phipps organized a potluck farewell dinner Tuesday for Stewart.
"It was going to be a very small group of a few of her friends she made since she got there, and Martha," Scott told the paper.
Scott said his daughter used a microwave and ingredients bought at the prison commissary to make a pineapple cheesecake.
"Martha, soon after she got there, took the microwave and showed them how they could use it to maybe improve on some of the food or fix snacks," Scott said.
While Stewart was released early Friday and flew home to her estate in Katonah, N.Y., Phipps is not due to be released until 2007.


At 3/06/2005 6:56 PM, Blogger ~~whileuwait said...

jhl- this tid-bit of info is a riot...all the 'doyennes' are in jail...& Ken Lay goes free- not to mention people in high places who should have at least been terminated from their jobs if not brought up on charges of defecating ( re: your next post ) on 'our' COnstitution.


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