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Lindsay Lohan surveillance video: Will sale hurt criminal case?

Lohan-letgaqnc Video surveillance allegedly showing actress Lindsay Lohan stealing a necklace from a Venice jewelry store is one of several key pieces of evidence in the criminal case against the actress. And several sources familiar with the investigation said this additional evidence could blunt any damage done now that the video has been sold to the media.

The jewelry store's owner sold the video, which has not yet been broadcast. Still images have appeared on Entertainment Tonight's website.

Lohan's defense attorneys have said that the store wanted to make money by accusing her of stealing the necklace, a claim that some could contend is supported by the fact that the tape was sold.

But sources noted that the video is not the only evidence allegedly tying Lohan to a crime. The other is paparazzi photos and video showing Lohan with the necklace after she allegedly took it from the store.

The sources also said that the jewelry owner had been reluctant to press charges and that prosecutors decided to move forward on the strength of the store video.

 Neither L.A. prosecutors nor Lohan's attorney would immediately comment on the sale.

"There has been a tremendous amount of media speculation about an incident which took place on January 22, 2011 at a Venice, California jewelry store named Kamofie and Company," said a message on the website that plans to stream the video. "Many individuals want to be able to see the video streams from the jewelry store’s surveillance cameras, and we have obtained the exclusive license for them. The tapes speak for themselves."

Lohan has been charged with stealing a $2,500 necklace from the store. The felony grand theft case is by far the most serious in a string of charges she's faced. A conviction could bring her significant jail time. She has pleaded not guilty.

Lohan has been in and out of court and rehab over the last two years. She spent three months at a rehabilitation center in Rancho Mirage under orders from Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Elden S. Fox, who spared the actress jail time in October after Lohan tested positive for drugs while on probation in a DUI case. If she is convicted in the necklace theft she could serve jail time for that crime and also be eligible for additional detention for violating her probation.

Riverside County prosecutors said they were still considering whether to file charges against Lohan for allegedly shoving an employee at the Betty Ford Center last year. The employee reported that Lohan had assaulted her but has since said she does not want to press charges.

 
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Sold the evidence? What a circus

Under these circumstances, could the jewelry store owner face charges as well? If not, too bad.

Sold the evidence --- only in LA.
And people wonder why OJ got off.

Of course not...she is a member of THE MOST "protected segment" in this fiefdom....

Think the store were wrong to do what they did. But Lindsay,( Dina and Michael) Lohan sell stories to the media on a daily basis and profit from it. Including profiting from all her legal issues. They have no leg to stand on when it comes to credibility.

LOHAN CRIME HISTORY:

In 2008, Lohan was sued by a college student who claimed the actress stole and wore her $12,000 mink coat.

In 2009, British police investigated the disappearance of $400,000 worth of Dior jewels from a photo shoot Lohan did with a British magazine.

In April 2010, Lohan was questioned by police in connection with a stolen $35,000 Rolex. ANYONE SEE A PATERN DEVELOPING... What year did she steal the necklace???

Oh Yeah, that would be in January of 2011. Anyone know the odds Vegas is giving of Lohan stealing something in 2012??? That is unless she is in jail!!!

OH, AND HOW MANY THINGS HAS SHE STOLEN AND WASN'T CAUGHT.

NOT EVEN THE BIGGEST LILHO SUPPORTER BELIEVES SHE ONLY GETS CAUGHT WHEN SHE STEALS THINGS!!!!

Lohan would have sold and released the video faster than you can say "LilHo" if it didn't show her stealing necklace.

The only reason Lohan is upset is after the tape is released, unless they are blind...

ALL OF HER IGNORANT, LYING, LOW IQ FRIENDS, MORONS THAT SUPPORT HER, WON'T BE ABLE TO SAY SHE DIDN'T DO IT ANYMORE...

AND YOU CAN BET YOUR BUTT IF THE TAPE DIDN'T PROVE LOHAN STOLE THE NECKLACE THE STORE WOULDN'T PUT IT OUT THERE, AND THE MEDIA WOULDN'T BE PAYING FOR IT!!!!


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