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Lindsay Lohan's felony grand theft charge reduced to misdemeanor




Lindsay Lohan got an early gift in her Easter basket on Good Friday, when a judge reduced the grand theft charge against her for allegedly swiping a $2,500 necklace from a felony to a misdemeanor. It's always good to see celebrities treated the same as us common folk, ain't it?

L.A. County Superior Court Judge Stephanie Sautner's ruling reduces the amount of time LiLo would face in jail if convicted (down to no more than a year), but more importantly, it opens the door to a possible settlement, the L.A. Times reports. Prosecutor Danette Meyers said she will seek to have the ruling overturned, but we doubt that's ever going to happen.

The good news is, Sautner denied a motion from Lohan's lawyer, Shawn Chapman Holley, to dismiss the case entirely. That means after being convicted of a DUI, repeatedly violating parole, skipping out on probationary guidelines, serving two stints in jail, then wearing a $2,500 piece of jewelry out of the store and getting caught on tape, Linds may end up getting a slap on the wrist for a misdemeanor. If she caught any more breaks, you'd have to rename her Johnny Bench.

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[Last modified: Friday, April 22, 2011 6:26pm]


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