Monday, April 25, 2011
Lindsay Lohan sentenced to 120 days in jail
Troubled star Lindsay Lohan has reportedly been jailed for four-months in the 2,500 dollars necklace theft case.
The 'Mean Girls' star however scored a legal victory when her felony grand theft charge was reduced to a misdemeanour.
However in less than an hour after downgrading the offence, Judge Stephanie Sautner threw the book at the actress and sentenced her to a four-month jail term, reports the Daily Mail.
The decision came after the Judge had heard testimonies against her in the necklace theft case and declared that there was sufficient evidence that she had violated her probation, which stems from a 2007 DUI.
Lohan's lawyer filed an immediate appeal and Lohan's camp scrambled to post $75,000 bail and secure her release from custody pending an appeal hearing. The 24-year-old showed little reaction when she was handed down the ruling and was swiftly led away from court by bailiffs.
The judge also ordered Lohan to serve more than 480 hours of community service at a women's centre and the Los Angeles County Morgue.