Lohan Could Face 3 Years Behind Bars In Grand Theft Case

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — The prosecution rested its case Friday afternoon in the preliminary hearing
of actress Lindsay Lohan, who is accused of stealing a necklace from a Venice jewelry store.

She is accused of taking a $2,500 one-of-a-kind necklace from Kamofie and Company in Venice back in January.

Kamofie and Company owner Sofia Kaman testified Friday that she waited a day to contact authorities once she realized Lohan had taken the jewelry. She says the actress had said she would return the following day to purchase a ring.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Stephanie Sautner could sentence Lohan, 24, to three years behind bars if she determines the troubled starlet violated her probation stemming from a 2007 DUI case.

Sautner could also decide to use a California law that would reduce Lohan’s felony charge to a misdemeanor. The law can only be used when the offense is relatively minor and the defendant doesn’t have a lengthy criminal record.

  • Bill Gates

    It does not make any sense since she already returned the necklace back to the owner. Why punished her for that ?? Very stupid and totally flaw law!!

    • John Lester

      Give her the max sentence. The only reason she returned the necklace was because she got caught.

      • michellefrommadison

        Course, there is no proof to what you just stated. It also is contrary to her attorney’s statements too. :)

    • jaided

      so your saying i could take your car for a cpl days and when u find out its missing, but i return it to u. its ok.

    • TT

      this is gonna be a very interesting case – i think they knew…she had it on when she left and she walked out the door – escorted by their employees (per the video we all saw on the news) – thats not stealing…if she kept it to long and returned it …. its like at the library – keep the book to long you pay a fine, thats not stealing either…. Good Luck Lindsey – I hope this comes out in your favor – cause in this case – if you want my 2 cents – they are just as much to blame as any blame you could take for it …

      • Roger Wallace

        Just because she was escorted out by employees does not necessarily make the act exempt from being categorized as theft. Only if an employee or the owner actually indicated that she could leave with the item in her possession would it not be theft.

    • exotic

      she gets away with murder while everybody else have to face the consequences. she did the crime pay the time

    • Robin Beringer Paley

      I’m sorry but it’s NOT okay. She took the necklace and when asked to return it denied even having it. Only when the shop contacted the police did her assistant’s return the necklace.
      We need to let Lilo know she needs to follow the law like the rest of us…

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  • Patty

    Send her ass to Jail… why should any judge give her a break just because she’s a celebrity. It if were you or I with a DUI, theft, probation violation, we would be behind bars a long time ago. She’s had way to many breaks and its unfair to everyone else who obey the law. I don’t sympathize with her, because she is old enough to know that for every action there is a reaction and what is right vs wrong. The girl is not stupid just pretending to be now that she has all of this drama hoovering over her, so Lindsey…regain your the respect from your fans and just ask for jail time, you know you did wrong. I’m sure your fans will respect you a whole lot more.

  • henry

    I’m tired of her B.S-Throw the book at her

    • jaided

      seriously she never listens to noone, she feels untouchable because of her status, but money talks in this country. so she can get away with anything if the price is right for the judge. i hope she gets locked up in general population. That will be the life changing experience she needs.

  • Marco

    Thank you Patty. I totally agree. Send her away already and go after Charlie now !!

    Pitiful state of affairs.

  • drozone69

    If she had any brains she would fight fire with fire and hire Jewish counsel.had she,she would not be in this current predicament.

    • Mini Mousekat

      Boy, you are just full of wonderful words of wisdom today. Find your rock and crawl back underneath it! What does having ‘Jewish council’ have to do with the price of tea in China? She needs to serve time, period, regardless of the religious beliefs of her council.

  • michellefrommadison

    If Lindsay Lohan doesn’t get the max time in prison, that may place Nancy Grace of CNN back into rehab once again due to Nancy’s inability to manage her alcohol and drug problems again, plus being incorrect on the facts of most of the cases she tries to cover. Lindsay should get the max to help Nancy stay out of treatment and on the air so Nancy Grace can victimize even more real victims of crimes.

  • Free From Long Beach

    Whatever, Kiddies!

  • adolfo

    You people take this to serious. This is not a big deal and to get upset over it, is a waste of time. It’s not like she killed anyone. Whatever happens to her, I will not lose any sleep over it.

  • vee

    It is easy for people to be harse on their judgment on other people since their lives are not affected by the judgment. But, if it is their immediately relative or love one, their view on the judgment becomes different.

    Imposing an iron hand of justice on this crime is not the best solution. It will cost tax payers (you and me) money to put Lindsey to jail. She is not a dangerous person. Yes, she stole a one-of-a-kind necklace worth $2500. I understand that there is a consequence to every crime. But, to put her to jail for 3 years for taking a bunch of precious stones?

    Why don’t they just make her do 2000 hours of community service thereby making her more productive to the society. Jail time is not aways the best punishment for these types of crime.

  • michellefrommadison

    At least Lindsay sisn’t kill someone like Nancy Grace of CNN did, then denied she did, then paid out quarter of a million dollars to the surviving family.

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  • HooDatIS?

    this wench deserves jail time!
    she is a stoopid little brat who forgot to grow the freek up……
    stealing jewerly when she could of rented…..cheap skater
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