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Lindsay Lohan gets jail time for probation violations
2011-11-02
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Lindsay Lohan must start serving 30 days in jail starting next week after admitting that she violated her probation on a necklace theft conviction, a Los Angeles County judge ordered Wednesday.

Following that 30-day term which begins November 9 if Lohan does not show up to work 12 days at the county morgue and attend four counseling sessions for each month after she is released from jail, she will be locked up for another 270 days, Judge Stephanie Sautner said.

"This is what we really call putting the keys to the jail in the defendant's hands," Sautner told Lohan.

The actress admitted to violating her probation during a hearing Wednesday.

Prosecutors said Lohan missed 12 of 20 scheduled work days at a downtown Los Angeles women's center, part of the court-ordered community service imposed in May when she pleaded guilty to stealing a necklace from a Venice, California, jewelry store.

Lohan, 25, was already on probation for two drunken driving convictions from 2007.

She also canceled 14 of 19 scheduled appointments for court-ordered psychotherapy, they said.

Lohan was allowed to post a $100,000 bond and remain free last month when the judge set Wednesday's hearing.

Lohan worked four days at the morgue in the last two weeks, according to Deputy Chief Coroner Ed Winter.

In May, Sautner sentenced Lohan to 120 days in jail, along with the community service. However, that sentence translated into 35 days of home confinement that ended on June 29. Jail overcrowding and state rules that give credit for good behavior for prisoners allowed for the shortened term.

Two weeks ago, the actress' father, Michael Lohan, told HLN's "Issues with Jane Velez-Mitchell" program that his daughter shouldn't be in jail, but in rehab. Last week, Michael Lohan was arrested twice in two days for violating a court order to stay away from his former girlfriend. CNN learned Wednesday that he is now in an "administrative confinement" cell in the infirmary section of Orient Road jail in Tampa, Florida, where he's awaiting trial.

Lindsay Lohan was supposed to be performing community service at a downtown Los Angeles women's center, but she was dropped from the program because of missed appointments and disruptions, the judge said.

Lohan's attempt to perform community service at a nearby Red Cross facility was voided because Sautner said she didn't authorize that change.

Her legal woes, which began four years ago with two drunk driving arrests, have been compounded by her failure to attend counseling classes, and alcohol and drug test failures.

Her probation is scheduled to end within a year unless Lohan breaks any laws before then. It has been extended several times because of violations, including the failed alcohol and drug tests.

Source CNN.com
 





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