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Lindsay Lohan Not Getting Special Deal Says City Attorney


May 11 2011, Published 12:47 p.m. ET

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By Jen Heger Legal Editor

Is Lindsay Lohan receiving special treatment from the justice system? Nope, not according to the Los Angeles City Attorney.

Carmen Trutanich, the L.A. City Attorney head honcho, told exclusively that the Mean Girls star, 24, is being treated like any other criminal in the system.

"Ms. Lohan isn't being cut any special deals," he said.  "When our office got the case last week, it went through the ordinary channels, and the case was assigned to a regular deputy from our office. Everyone gets the same justice in our office, period."

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Judge Stephanie Sautner is expected to decide that Lindsay can serve her 120-day jail sentence at home wearing an ankle monitor.

Trutanich explained that his responsibility has been covered.  "Our office has done our job. We will cooperate with the Sheriff's Department in whatever needs to occur regarding Ms. Lohan."

Lohan is eligible to wear the ankle monitor because she is considered a low risk offender, and the Los Angeles County jails are notoriously overcrowded.

Judge Stephanie Sautner

It's expected that Lindsay will only have to serve about 14-16 days because women sentenced to similar sentences serve about 25% of the actual time.

The City Attorney has praise for Judge Stephanie Sautner's decision to reduce the felony grand theft charge to a misdemeanor, "I think Judge Sautner knew what she was doing. Judge Sautner evaluated the evidence and made a thoughtful and informed decision."

Lohan isn't expected to be in court Wednesday when her powerhouse attorney, Shawn Holley, formally enters the no-contest plea at the LAX Airport Courthouse at around 10:00 am, PST.

Stay tuned to for developments in the story.


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