Lindsay Lohan out of jail
Posts $75,000 bond
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—Lindsay Lohan, convicted of violating her probation stemming from two drunken driving arrests in 2007, was free on bail today but still facing charges she stole a necklace from a Venice jewelry shop.
The 24-year-old actress, who was put in a waiting room for several hours yesterday while her bail was being processed, was sentenced to 120 days in jail and 480 hours of community service to be split between the coroner's office and the Downtown Women's Center. The jail time and community service is supposed to be completed in a year.
Though Judge Stephanie Sautner reduced the theft charge from a felony to a misdemeanor, the allegation remains unresolved.
Lohan moved to a Venice townhouse late last year and was charged with walking out of a trendy jewelry store on Abbot Kinney Boulevard Jan. 22 with a necklace valued at $2,500. Just a few days before, she had started to leave the boutique with one of two earrings she had tried on still in an ear. The store owner stopped her and got it back.
Celebrity lawyer Shawn Chapman Holley arranged for her $75,000 bail yesterday and filed an appeal regarding the probation violation.
The judge scheduled a pretrial hearing in Lohan's theft case for May 11, with trial tentatively set for June 3.
Sautner heard some testimony in the theft case Friday.
Los Angeles police Officer Peggy Thusing, the senior lead officer in Venice, testified that
Lohan's personal assistant called her on Feb. 1 and told her Lohan was upset about an Internet report that she had stolen something. The assistant brought the necklace to the Pacific Station just ahead of officers set to serve a search warrant at her Venice home.
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—In a roller-coaster day in court, actress Lindsay Lohan was sentenced today to 120 days in jail and 480 hours of community service for violating her probation in a 2007 misdemeanor DUI case.
Lohan, who is accused of stealing a necklace priced at $2,500 from a Venice jewelry store on Jan. 22, was taken into custody at the Airport Branch Courthouse, but she was expected to quickly post bail, which she is permitted to do since her attorney announced plans to file an appeal.
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—Prosecutors said today Lindsay Lohan's lawyer notified them the actress would not be in court Friday, the deadline set by a judge to accept a plea deal to settle a charge of stealing a necklace from a Venice jewelry store.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Keith L. Schwartz told the 24-year-old actress at a March 10 hearing that she would only have to appear in court this week if she wanted to "plead guilty or no contest.''
Despite calls for leniency from a group of South Los Angeles clergy and activists, Michael Jackson’s personal physician was sentenced to four years behind bars for the singer’s June 2009 death from an overdose of the powerful anesthetic propofol. During sentencing, the judge blasted the doctor for engaging in a “money-for-medicine” experiment that killed the entertainer.
Conrad Murray, 58, was convicted Nov. 7 of involuntary manslaughter.
There are more than 200,000 women who are currently incarcerated; 115,000 in federal or state prisons and 99,000 in local jails. Nearly 1 million women are on probation—representing 26 percent of those on probation, and 98,000 are on parole.
Women’s incarceration has grown by more than 800 percent in the last three decades, while men’s incarceration has grown as rapidly. African American women’s incarceration—at 838 percent—has grown even more quickly than the incarceration of other women.
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Dressed in a blue prison uniform, the Heisman Trophy winner and former Buffalo Bills star halfback appeared to have grayed some during his four years of incarceration.