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Like Jobs, she is said to be a tyrannical, if genius, business leader.
As the co-founder and former CEO of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia As criminal securities-fraud cases go, prosecutors obviously felt they had a solid case in which they could prove intent, the toughest burden faced in criminal cases.
Anderson settled his case, but Heinen is still on the hook and expects to go to trial sometime next year.
Mather, Anderson and Heinen, through their lawyers, have strenuously denied wrongdoing.
Ann Mather, who worked as chief financial officer of Pixar Animation Studios before then-chief executive Jobs dealt Pixar to Walt Disney Co.
The move came almost exactly a year after the SEC filed similar charges against former Apple CFO Fred Anderson and former general counsel Nancy Heinen.
"If you are going to put a case against him, you had better be sure it's a strong case." To be sure, regulators have in the past gone after celebrity business leaders.But their weightiest charges of securities fraud were thrown out.