EXCUSIVE: Lindsay Lohan's Kleptomaniac Past To Form Prosecutor's Case: Source


Mar. 21 2011, Published 2:45 p.m. ET

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Lindsay Lohan has a history of stealing -- that's what the Los Angeles District Attorney will tell a judge who will decide whether to send the Mean Girls star to jail or not, has exclusively learned.

Lindsay Lohan's lawyer must notify Judge Keith Schwartz by Wednesday, March 23 if she plans on taking a plea deal, and is exclusively reporting that if the actress doesn't take the plea deal, Deputy District Attorney Danette Meyers will include as part of her case, past incidents in which Lindsay has been accused of theft.

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"There is very damaging information about Lindsay's past evidence of thefts, including a stolen Rolex, which a friend of hers reported as stolen last April 2010, which will be made public if Lindsay doesn't take the plea deal. Lindsay was investigated by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department last spring after a friend reported that after leaving the Rolex at Lohan's apartment, it wasn't returned immediately. Actually, it was quite a bit of time later that the watch was returned to the person. The watch was valued at a whopping, 35k, and like the current theft case, Lindsay was photographed wearing the watch. Lindsay wasn't charged in that case because the victim became uncooperative as soon as the watch was returned. The D.A. will be sending investigators out from the office to talk to the victim. Meyers wants to know if there was a financial pay off" a source close to the situation tells us.

Lohan, 24, was also accused of stealing a mink coat from Maria Markova in New York City in January 2008. Markova said at the time that Lohan took the coat at a nightclub, 1 Oak. The coat was valued at $12k. Markova claimed she was sitting next to Lohan at the club when the coat was allegedly stolen. Markova said the next time she saw the coat, Lohan was wearing it in a magazine picture. Lindsay was not criminally charged in that incident either. "Meyers will be reviewing that information as well. It will absolutely be brought up either at the preliminary hearing or the trial. This will establish a pattern of behavior on, that Meyers will prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Lindsay is guilty in this case."

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"It doesn't matter that Lindsay wasn't criminally charged in those previous incidents. Meyers can, and will subpoena police that investigated those, and as well as the accusers if she needs to. Lindsay has major entitlement issues, which have led her down this very dark road. If Lindsay is smart, she will take the plea deal. Lindsay won't know what will hit her if the case proceeds to a preliminary hearing, and trial. Meyers is tough as nails, make no mistake about it. Lindsay truly has no idea how bad this could get, and how fast. This could truly ruin her career. Look at the (Winona) Ryder case, her career suffered after the guilty conviction, and she didn't have the criminal record that Lindsay has," the source says.

Media reports circulated last week that Lindsay's probation report could be very harmful to Lohan, but our sources tell us "that is just implicitly false. There is nothing bad in the report, period. It's a standard probation report. In fact, Lindsay's lawyer could use it as evidence if the case goes to the preliminary hearing, because it's actually good for her. It states that Lindsay is a good probationer. The probation report doesn't include any of the past theft incidents. The past theft incidents don't involve the probation department, Meyers is the only one dealing with the past theft incidents, period."

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If Lindsay decides to take the plea deal, her lawyer will notify Judge Keith Schwartz on Wednesday, and then Lohan will appear in front of Judge Keith Schwartz on Friday.

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If Lindsay doesn't take the plea deal, there will be no court appearance on Friday. Lindsay's next court appearance would be on April 21st for her preliminary hearing on felony theft charges related to the theft of the $2,500 necklace from a jewelry store in Venice, California.


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