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Wednesday
Oct192011

Lindsay Lohan Goes Back to Court Wednesday

ABC News(LOS ANGELES) -- Lindsay Lohan is due in a Los Angeles court Wednesday for a progress hearing in her shoplifting case.

Her court appearance comes one week after a report claimed she was dismissed from a court-ordered community service program at a Los Angeles women's center for not fulfilling her obligations.  The 24-year-old Mean Girls star has denied the report on Twitter.

Though prosecutors reportedly will recommend jail time for Lohan, it's not likely that she'll go behind bars again, according to ABC News legal analyst Royal Oakes.

Oakes says, "She has completed various components, her shoplifting course, she sees her therapist regularly.  The fact that she's missed some appointments at a women's center in all likelihood is not going to result in jail time, partly because the jail overcrowding situation in Los Angeles is so serious."

In May, Lohan pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor theft charge in connection with the alleged theft of a $2,500 necklace from a California jewelry store.  She was ordered to perform 480 hours of community service.

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Wednesday
Mar232011

Lindsay Lohan Turns Down DA's Plea Deal

ABC News(LOS ANGELES) -- Lindsay Lohan has rejected a plea deal from the Los Angeles D.A. in the case of a stolen necklace, an offer that would have put her in jail.  She now faces the possibility of going on trial, which could still land her behind bars if she's convicted.

She's reportedly said all along she didn't swipe the $2,500 chain and that she hopes a jury will believe her over the store. The store, Kamofie & Co., has come under fire for trying to profit from the case by selling the surveillance video of the alleged incident.  The next hearing is in April, when a judge will determine if there's enough evidence for Lohan to stand trial.

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Wednesday
Mar232011

Deadline Looms for Lindsay Lohan to Accept Plea Deal

ABC News(LOS ANGELES) -- If Lindsay Lohan is willing to accept a plea deal in her stolen necklace case, she'd better act fast.

Wednesday is the last day she can accept a plea deal, which, depending on which reports you believe, could put her anywhere between two months and six months behind bars.  If she does take the plea deal, she would plead guilty or no contest to a grand theft charge at a hearing this Friday.

Should Lohan choose to reject the plea deal, a hearing will be held on April 22, at which time a judge will determine if there's enough evidence for Lohan to stand trial.  The court would also determine whether the actress violated the terms of her probation in her 2007 DUI cases with the alleged theft.  Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Keith Schwartz, who has been handling the case, would not preside over that hearing.

Lohan is facing allegations that she stole a $2,500 necklace from the Venice, California jewelry store Kamofie & Co in January.

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Wednesday
Mar162011

Report: Lindsay Lohan Offered 60 to 90 Days in Jail

AL SEIB/AFP/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- The judge presiding over Lindsay Lohan's grand theft case has reportedly told the actress he would sentence her to 60 to 90 days in jail if she accepted a plea deal. Lohan's latest legal trouble stems from accusations she stole a necklace valued at $2,500 from a Venice, California jewelry store Jan. 22.

RadarOnline reports a source close to the situation says Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Keith Schwartz has told the Mean Girls star she would serve the sentence in county jail.

Judge Schwartz told Lohan at a hearing last week that she has until March 23 to take a plea deal.  If she does, she would plead guilty or no contest to a grand theft charge at a March 25 hearing.

Lohan has previously indicated she will not accept a plea deal.  If she doesn't change her mind, a hearing will be held April 22, during which another judge will determine if there's enough evidence for the star to stand trial for allegedly stealing the pricey piece of jewelry.

The judge would also determine whether the alleged theft violated the terms of Lohan's probation in her 2007 DUI cases.  She could face up to three years in state prison if convicted.

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Thursday
Mar102011

Lindsay Lohan Headed to Court Thursday

ABC News(LOS ANGELES) -- Lindsay Lohan will make an appearance in a Los Angeles court on Thursday in connection to her grand theft case, at which time she'll have to decide whether to cop a plea in her alleged theft of a $2,500 necklace last January, or take her chances with a trial.

TMZ.com reports she will likely choose the latter option.  The website also reports Lohan's lawyer and a prosecutor handling the case met Wednesday but did not come away with an agreement.  A judge told Lohan at her arraignment that if she accepts a plea deal, she will go to jail.

Entertainment Tonight has been airing footage of the surveillance video of Lohan taken at the Venice, California jewelry store Kamofie & Co. on the day of the alleged theft.  Kamofie, which reportedly received at least $40,000 for releasing the tape to the media, is now planning to sell the necklace at auction after the case is resolved, according to TMZ.com.  The proceeds from the auction would go to charity.

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Sunday
Mar062011

Lindsay Lohan Jewelry Store Surveillance Footage Sold

ABC News(LOS ANGELES) -- A web site created by a Beverly Hills, Calif., software company claims to have "exclusive license" to the surveillance tape of Lindsay Lohan in the Venice Beach jewelry store where she allegedly stole a $2,500 necklace.

On the web site, necklacevideo.com, is a statement that it will stream segments of the video, though no date or time is given.

"The tapes speak for themselves," said the statement on the site, which was credited to The Spencer Company, a Beverly Hills, Calif., software company.

A spokesman at The Spencer Company declined to comment, but said it is working on behalf of the jewelry store, Kamofie & Co.

The celebrity web site RadarOnline.com reported Sunday that Kamofie & Co. sold the surveillance video footage of the incident, and made more than $35,000 on the sale to different oulets.

"The jewelry store wanted a bidding war to maximize profits," RadarOnline quotes a source as saying. "They chopped up the sale to different outlets to make as much money as possible."

Entertainment Tonight obtained stills taken from the video, which shows Lohan in a black top trying on jewelry, with a video timestamp of Jan. 21, 2011. The celebrity news show said it will air footage of the actress' shopping trip on Monday.

The Los Angeles District Attorney's Office formally charged Lohan with felony grand theft on Feb. 9. If convicted, Lohan could go to California state prison for up to three years.

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Wednesday
Mar022011

Jewelry Store Video May Help Lindsay Lohan

Photo Courtesy - ABC News (LOS ANGELES) -- The surveillance camera video of Lindsay Lohan at a Venice, California jewelry store apparently shows the store's employees knew full well she walked out wearing a pricey necklace they now claim she stole.

TMZ reports the video shows Lindsay removing her own necklace to try on the new one, even asking the owner and others their opinions. There is no audio on the footage, but it reportedly shows Lohan speaking with the owners -- the $2,500 necklace still in plain sight -- before she "strolls out" of the store, TMZ reports.

If true, the video would corroborate Lohan's claims that Kamofie & Company allowed her to borrow the necklace. Lohan claims a stylist simply forgot to return it.  Lohan was charged last month with felony grand theft for stealing the jewelry. She's pleaded not guilty.

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Wednesday
Feb092011

Judge Revokes Lindsay Lohan's Probation, Sets Bail at $40K

Photo Courtesy - ABC News(LOS ANGELES) -- Lindsay Lohan has escaped a fourth stint in jail -- for now.

Wednesday, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Keith L. Schwartz continued Lohan's felony grand theft hearing to Feb. 23 and set bail at $40,000 -- $20,000 each for the felony charge and for violation of her probation stemming from her 2007 DUI case. He also urged her to obey the law.

"You need to follow the laws just like everybody else. Look around this room. Everybody needs to follow the law," Schwartz said. "You're no different than anyone else, so please don't push your luck."

Lohan said, "Yes, sir," when Schwartz asked if she understood him.

Clad in a white dress, a sparkly ring and pearl earrings, Lohan stayed silent for most of the hearing. She was accompanied by her lawyer, Shawn Chapman Holley.

At prosecutor Danette Meyers' request, the judge also told Lohan "and her agents" to stay away from the victim of the theft case, the Kamofie & Co. jewelry store, from which Lohan allegedly stole a $2,500 gold necklace adorned with semi-precious stones on Jan. 22.

Lohan replied, "Yes, sir," to the judge's order to stay clear of Kamofie & Co.

The L.A. District Attorney's Office formally charged Lohan with felony grand theft Wednesday morning. If convicted, Lohan could go to California state prison for up to three years. The 24-year-old actress already has been to jail three times in the past three years for DUI, drug possession and probation violations.

Lohan reportedly has said that the necklace was loaned to her by Kamofie & Co. and her assistant returned it to police.

After detectives started looking into the case and began preparing a search warrant, a friend of Lohan's brought the necklace to the Pacific Division police station.

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Tuesday
Feb082011

Lindsay Lohan to Be Charged with Felony Grand Theft Wednesday

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Bad news for Lindsay Lohan -- the Los Angeles District Attorney's office says that on Wednesday, the actress will be charged with one count of felony grand theft for allegedly stealing a necklace from a jewelry store in Venice, California.  It's a felony because of the value of the necklace, which is worth $2,500. She allegedly walked out of the store with the necklace on Jan. 22. Lohan will be arraigned Wednesday in a Los Angeles court at 1:30 p.m. PT.

Lohan is currently on probation in connection with her 2007 DUI case.  If she is convicted of felony grand theft, she could be sent to California state prison.

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Monday
Feb072011

Report: Lindsay Lohan Could Be Charged with Felony Theft

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Lindsay Lohan continues to insist she did not steal a necklace from a Venice, California jewelry store last month. Even as TMZ.com claims the 24-year-old Mean Girls star will face a felony grand theft charge in connection with the incident in the near future, her attorney says Lindsay won't go down without a fight. Shawn Chapman Holley tells People magazine, "We vehemently deny these allegations and, if charges are filed, we will fight them in court, not in the press."

Police had obtained a search warrant that allowed them to search Lindsay's home for the $2,500 necklace, but a stylist reportedly returned the item to police before the warrant was executed. Police last week turned over their findings in the investigation to Los Angeles prosecutors.

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