TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/GETTY/Newscom
05/26/2004 at 02:00 PM EDT
As she is about to seek a new trial, Martha Stewart is reportedly beefing up her legal team with three new three attorneys.
The additions include David Chesnoff, who helped Britney Spears end her 55-hour Las Vegas marriage earlier this year, New York's Daily News reports.
Besides Chesnoff, who tells the News he is also a longtime friend of Stewart's, the new members of the team are Walter Dellinger III, a Washington attorney who former was acting solicitor general for former President Clinton, and Martin Weinberg.
Weinberg, says the News, represented Mobsters in a case involving a Boston FBI agent convicted of helping murderous informant James "Whitey" Bulger, the leader of the so-called Winter Hill Gang.
The trio joins Stewart's current legal reps: former federal prosecutors Robert Morvillo and John Tigue.
On Monday, Morvillo announced that he will file a request next week for a new trial for his client.
The announcement follows last Friday's revelation that a government witness, Secret Service ink expert Larry Stewart (no relation to Martha), allegedly lied on the stand in the federal case against Stewart.
Larry Stewart has been charged with perjury, which Chesnoff says will make it easier to get Stewart a new trial – if it can be proved that the government knew about Larry Stewart's lying.
The domestic diva, 62, is still due to be sentenced June 17 for her conviction on lying to federal investigators looking into a questionable stock sale.