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Despite the reduction of her felony grand theft charge to a misdemeanor offense, Lindsay Lohan was sentenced to jail for the umpteenth time on Friday after Judge Stephanie Sautner ruled that she violated the terms of her probation.
The actress, who is free on bail pending appeal, is NOT pleased.
“Obviously, she is very upset about [being sentenced to four months in jail],” says producer Nathan Folks, a close friend of hers. “But she’ll be fine.”
Lindsay is said to be increasingly frustrated with the status of her jewelry theft case, which she maintains has been a misunderstandingMore >
Lindsay Lohan caught a huge break yesterday when the felony grand theft charge against her was reduced to a misdemeanor by Judge Stephanie Sautner.
The judge felt that the nature of the alleged crime and the value of the necklace in question simply did not warrant a felony charge. PHEW, right?
Of course, LiLo is still on probation for her 2007 DUI arrest, and Sautner was far less lenient in that regard. She sentenced her to 120 days in county jail!
Lindsay has been remanded into custody and taken to the courthouse basement to be booked. She is allowed to post bail pending an appeal of theMore >
Well, this comes as a surprise … and yet not. Lindsay Lohan apparently will NOT take the plea deal the judge offered in her felony grand theft case.
The troubled star, who insists she is innocent and did not steal that $2,500 necklace, will proceed to trial and hope to remain free in the meantime.
Lindsay’s case is now assigned to Judge Stephanie Sautner – considered “a tough but fair” judge – with a preliminary hearing is set for April 22.
She faces both jail and prison as the case moves on. Here’s why …
If Judge Sautner thinks Lindsay Lohan violated probation, she could be jailedMore >
(HMG Celebrity News) – Whether it’s her belief she didn’t do anything wrong or her fear of jail, Lindsay Lohan has reportedly decided not to accept the plea deal and instead go to trial in the grand theft case. TMZ reports Lindsay met with her lawyer, Shawn Holley Tuesday afternoon and the options were laid out for her to choose. The case will now be assigned to Judge Stephanie Sautner and the preliminary hearing is set for April 22. Lindsay is rolling the dice because she could be thrown in jail for a probation violation before her grand theft trial, and end up serving more time than hadMore >
Troubled star Mel Gibson turned himself into the El Segundo, Calif., Police Department to have his mug shot taken and fingerprints collected Wednesday night.
This was a mere formality.
As part of his conviction for misdemeanor battery, in connection with Gibson’s alleged January 2010 attack on Oksana Grigorieva, Mel had to be processed.
Mel was stoic in court last week.
Mel’s no contest plea got him off with no jail time, although a festering legal war with Oksana will likely escalate over time for a number of reasons.
The criminal case against Gibson is closed, however. Judge StephanieMore >
The felony grand theft charge is serious stuff, but Lindsay Lohan’s track record with her probation is what may really torpedo her bid to stay outta jail.
She’s done a really crappy job.
The L.A. County Probation Department report is so bad, it could land her behind bars if she’s convicted in the necklace caper, or while awaiting trial.
Drafted after Lindsay allegedly stole the $2,500 necklace back in January, the report contains something “shocking” and “devastating” against Lohan.
The info has never been made public, but if it ever comes into play, the judge who uses it to determineMore >
Coinciding with Mel Gibson pleading no contest to battery, the case against the mother of his child (and his domestic abuse accuser) is also ending.
The extortion investigation of Oksana Grigorieva has been officially rejected by the Los Angeles County D.A.’s Office, according to Radar Online.
The battery charge against Mel will officially be filed on Friday, at which point Mel will plead no contest and be sentenced. He will not go to jail.
Looks like Oksana will skate. [Photo: Pacific Coast News]
The D.A.’s office will announce that the extortion case was rejected at this time, as thereMore >