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Lawyer: Stewart Too Smart for Cover-Up

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Lawyer: Stewart Too Smart for Cover-Up

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Lawyer: Stewart Too Smart for Cover-Up

Lawyer: Stewart Too Smart for Cover-Up

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Martha Stewart's attorney says Stewart and her stockbroker, Peter Bacanovic, were too smart to have taken part in the insider trading cover-up the government has accused them of. Lawyer Robert Morvillo argued that differing timelines and other inconsistencies put forth by Stewart and Baconovic prove their innocence of the conspiracy charges. Hear NPR's Robert Siegel and NPR's Jim Zarroli.