‘Bling Ring’ Member Enters Plea Deal For Robbing Lohan, Patridge
LOS ANGELES (CBS) — A 21-year-old member of the so-called “Bling Ring” pleaded no contest today to burglarizing the homes of Lindsay Lohan and Audrina Patridge.
Nicholas Prugo entered into a plea deal which requires him to serve two years in state prison and pay restitution to the burglary victims, prosecutors said.
In October, Rachel Lee — considered the ringleader of the scheme — was sentenced to a four-year prison term for burglarizing the home of Patridge, a former star of “The Hills.”
Other accused members of the “Bling Ring” still await trial. Diana Tamayo, 21; Courtney Leigh Ames, 20; and Roy Lopez Jr., 29, are due back in court April 6 for a pre-trial hearing.
Prugo’s sentencing is set for May 4 or a date when the pending cases have concluded.
“Bling Ring” members are accused of taking part in break-ins between September 2008 and August 2009 at the homes of celebrities such as Orlando Bloom, Paris Hilton, Lohan, Brian Austin-Green and Megan Fox, making off with more than $3 million in designer clothes, jewelry and accessories.
Reality television star Alexis Neiers, another accused member of the ring, was previously sentenced to six months in jail plus three years of probation in connection with the robbery of Bloom’s home. Neiers’ probation was later revoked following an arrest for heroin possession.
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