NEW YORK (CNNfn) -
Martha Stewart's legal team said Wednesday that it had uncovered a new lie by one of the jurors who convicted the famous home decor expert, continuing their campaign for a new trial.
Juror Chappelle Hartridge confessed to embezzling money from a little league, attributing it to a cocaine habit, according to a memo Stewart's lawyers submitted to federal Judge Miriam Cedarbaum.
Hartridge had omitted the information from the lengthy questionnaire potential jurors filled out during jury selection, Stewart's lawyers said.
Stewart's lawyers previously pointed to Hartridge's arrest on assault charges as they argued Stewart was deprived of a fair trial.
Hartridge's lies point to a "deliberate effort by a juror to subvert the process," the lawyers said in the memo.
Calls left for Hartridge by CNN were not immediately returned.
Government prosecutors have argued to the judge that Hartridge may not have known he was required to disclose his arrest.
Stewart was convicted of obstruction of justice, lying to investigators and conspiracy to cover up facts related to her sale of ImClone (IMCL: Research, Estimates) stock.
The domestic entrepreneur is scheduled to be sentenced June 17. Legal experts expect her to receive a sentence of 10-to-18 months in prison.