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Lohan in custody after judge finds probation issue


Published : Oct. 20, 2011 - 10:14

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lindsay Lohan sported a new accessory Wednesday after a judge revoked her probation: Handcuffs.

The actress was taken into custody and escorted from a hearing after Superior Court Judge Stephanie Sautner revoked her probation because she was ousted from a community service assignment at a women's shelter.

"There has been violation after violation," Sautner said.

Bail was set at $100,000, and Lohan's spokesman Steve Honig said it was immediately posted. It was unclear, however, if Lohan had been released.

"We're dealing with someone on probation," said Lohan's attorney, Shawn Holley. "Most people on probation don't always do things perfectly."

A city prosecutor recommended jail time, but Sautner set a Nov. 2 hearing to decide whether Lohan should serve another stint behind bars, where she has been sent four previous times only to be released early due to jail overcrowding.

Lindsay Lohan is taken into custody by Los Angeles Country sheriffs after a judge finds her in violation of probation Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011, in Los Angeles. (AP) Lindsay Lohan is taken into custody by Los Angeles Country sheriffs after a judge finds her in violation of probation Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011, in Los Angeles. (AP)

"If jail meant something in the state of California now, maybe I'd put her in jail," Sautner said.

The development marked the latest legal problem for the 25-year-old Lohan, who was given probation for a 2007 drunken driving case and a misdemeanor theft case this year.

"Lindsay is hoping this matter will be resolved on Nov. 2 and the court will reinstate probation and allow her to continue fulfilling her community service," Honig said.

Lohan had been ordered in April to serve 360 hours at the Downtown Women's Center, an agency that helps homeless women. Nine of Lohan's appointments at the center were "just blown off" and she "showed up once and left after an hour," Sautner said.

Lohan has since started serving hours with the American Red Cross, but Sautner said that would not count because it was not part of her sentence.

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During the tense proceedings, Sautner hammered Lohan for failing to show up for her four-hour appointments at the women's center and taking six months to complete a court-ordered Shoplifters Anonymous course. The judge also questioned how Lohan could have complied with her court-ordered weekly psychological counseling when she was traveling in Europe from Sept. 9 to Oct. 5.

"I don't know how she did that in person every week," said Sautner, who suggested Lohan complete a minimum of 16 hours of her community service at the county morgue before the Nov. 2 hearing, when Lohan's probation officer and other officials will testify about her efforts to complete her sentence.

Lohan, aside from a role in last year's film "Machete," has seen her acting career evaporate in recent years. She has been in perpetual trouble since May 2010.

Another judge determined she violated her probation in a 2007 drunken driving case and sentenced her to jail and rehab. She faltered after being released early from a rehab facility early and was sent to the Betty Ford Center, where she got in an altercation with a rehab worker who later sued.

Within weeks of her release from Betty Ford, Lohan was accused of taking a $2,500 necklace without permission from an upscale jewelry store near her home in the Venice neighborhood of Los Angeles.

Sautner determined the January incident constituted a probation violation, and Lohan was ordered to undergo psychological counseling and perform 480 hours of community service, with 120 hours to be spent at the morgue.

Lohan later pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor charge in the theft case and served 35 days of a four-month sentenced on house arrest.




린제이 로한, 또다시 수갑찬 채 수감

미국 할리우드에서 잦은 말썽으로  악 명높은 여배우 린제이 로한이 19일 (현지시간) 수갑을 찬 채 유치장에 수감되는  굴 욕적 장면을 연출했다.

로스앤젤레스 법원 스테파니 소트너 판사는 이날 사회봉사명령을 이행하지 않아 소환된 로한에 대해 보호관찰을 취소하고 수감하라고 명령했다.

판사에 명령에 따라 경찰은 법정에서 로한의 손목에 수갑을 채워 유치장에 가뒀 다.

등 뒤로 손에 수갑을 찬 채 경찰관에게 끌려나가는 장면은 언론에 그대로  공개 됐다.

로한은 그러나 1시간 뒤 보석금 10만 달러를 내고 풀려났다.

지난 1월 2천500달러짜리 목걸이를 훔친 사실이 발각돼 절도죄로 기소된 로한은 지난 4월 보호관찰과 함께 480시간 사회봉사명령을 받았지만 이를 제대로 이행하지 않아 법원의 소환을 받았다.

검찰에 따르면 로한은 로스앤젤레스 여성센터에서 360시간 동안 봉사활동을  해 야 하지만 고작 12시간밖에 채우지 않았고 시신안치소 봉사 120시간은 아예 시작도 않았다.

여성센터에서는 툭하면 결석하는 로한에게 "아예 나오지 말라"며 로한의 봉사를 거부하는 사태도 벌어졌다.

소트너 판사는 이날 격앙된 어조로 "보호관찰은 (범죄인에게 주는) 선물이지 권리가 아니다"라고 준엄하게 로한을 꾸짖었다.

보석으로 풀려났지만 로한은 다음 달 2일 법원에 출두하기 전까지 매주 16시간 이상 시체안치소에서 봉사 활동을 해야 한다.

로한이 또다시 사회봉사 활동을 소홀히 하면 1년6개월 징역을 살아야 한다.

로한은 음주운전과 마약 소지 혐의로 보호관찰을 받는가 하면 마약 재활센터에 입소했다가 직원을 폭행하는 등 끊임없이 말썽을 일으켜 '말썽꾼'으로 악명을  날리고 있다.