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'Bling Ring' member Alexis Neiers sentenced to drug treatment after heroin episode

Alexis Neiers, the star of an E! reality show and a convicted member of the "Bling Ring" celebrity burglary crew, was sentenced Thursday to a year in a Malibu drug treatment center after she was found with black tar heroin.

Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Peter Espinoza handed down the sentence, warning the 19-year-old that he would send her to prison if she came before him on another drug charge. She will spend the next year in the Malibu SOBA Recovery Center, he said.

Neiers was arrested Dec. 1 after probation officers found black tar heroin in her Thousand Oaks home along with a fake Florida driver’s license during a search conducted after she failed to check in with them as required under her probation terms.

Neiers' attorney, Tariq Khero, said his client had an addiction and argued before Espinoza that a residential treatment program would be far more successful than time behind bars.

Prosecutor Chris Baker asked for two years in prison because that was Neiers' suspended sentence when she was convicted in May of residential burglary.

At that time, Neiers pleaded no contest to second-degree residential burglary and was sentenced to six months in jail and three years probation for a July 2009 break-in at the Hollywood home of actor Orlando Bloom.

Prosecutors argued in court filings that Neiers had ignored the basic requirements of probation after her release from County Jail when she failed to check in with the probation department and had not paid the required restitution ordered by a judge at the time of her conviction.

Neiers served 29 days of her six-month jail sentence.

“She had to report to probation by checking in at a kiosk, she had to make restitution payments adjusted to her income level and she had to avoid committing any new crimes. She has failed on every count,” Baker wrote. “By her actions and by her inactions, she has disrespected the Court and her own word."

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-- Richard Winton

 
Comments () | Archives (11)

that girls mother is a wack job. no wonder the girl is on drugs

Dealers should go to jail, addicts to rehab. No heroin addict is intimidated by the threat of jail enough for it to be the determining factor in their relapsing.

Or not.

This girl needs to be put in prison, why didnt she start making restitution? Maybe because she thinks Orlando Bloom has money, well Mr. Bloom earned his money by being on a movie set for 12-15 hrs. a day, why should he and others suffer by her and her cowardly friends get away with anything. She is 19 and a felon!!! Her stupid mother is in denial and she raised this drug addict, she is another Lindsay Lohan!!!

I hope this girl makes another stupid mistake and goes to jail and stays and serves her time like any other regular (non-celebrity) would. What is wrong with our court system in California?

She should do time. Breaking into people's houses and stealing their stuff is serious criminal activity. Why such a light sentence? Rich, white and well connected? Most likely. God help you if you are poor and disenfranchised.
Jail will break her smack habit too.

Must be nice to be a rich white girl...and get away with anything/everything.

nothing's gonna happen to her....i knew it! ....and so it is....

Are we taxpayers footing the bill for the Malibu SOBA center? I don't see her paying it. If so, this is a travesty and I think we'd all prefer her behind bars.

Wow! Another one gets rehab instead of jail. Why is it that pretty, white girls who commit offenses get rehab while all others (poor, black/brown/yellow) get prison? Breaking and entering an occupied dwelling for some is a strikeable offense and yet this girl gets off not once but twice. Same for the young lady from O.C. who killed someone in a hit and run and she got sent to a treatment center for a year instead of jail. smh - My son who had no priors, first time offense was sent to prison by a judge in Torrance even though probation was an option. Wish he could have had this judge who took into consideration a person's background. But who am I kidding, probably would not have made a difference since we are not rich and white.
Andrew Hacker was correct - two nations.

Girl is nothing but trash


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