I realize the seriousness of a crime like this, and the need to deter others from operating in the same manner, but to me this shouldn't be a crime which results in prison. Heavy fines and being barred from owning stock ever again would be punishment enough. You abuse the system, you lose the ability to use it again.
Prison time for a 60+ year old woman isn't going to accomplish a damn thing other than provide endless joke material.
"According to testimony, she once threatened to take her business elsewhere because she did not like her brokerage's telephone hold music."
I understand that 100%! My phone sex service uses 'Erotica' by Madonna while you're being connected, and I'll tell ya.. the last thing any horny person wants to hear is Madonna.
Martha may be a total bitch but I'll always admire her :)