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Lindsay Lohan due in court for compliance check

July 21, 2011 |  7:18 am

Lindsay Lohan will make an appearance in a Los Angeles courtroom Thursday to report her progress on 480 hours of community service she must do for shoplifting a necklace from a Venice jeweler.

Superior Court Judge Stephanie Sautner at the Airport Courthouse sentenced the "Mean Girls" actress to 120 days in jail for stealing the gold and diamond necklace.

But the L.A. County Sheriff's Department allowed her to serve 35 days under house arrest at her Venice home because of jail overcrowding and her low-risk status.

The theft conviction came as Lohan was on probation in a 2007 driving-under-the-influence case.

Sautner also ordered Lohan in May to complete 360 hours of community service at a women's center on skid row and 120 additional hours at the L.A. County coroner's office, where she would do janitorial work.

The judge will check on her compliance.

While under house detention, the actress failed an alcohol test, but Sautner ruled that the failed test did not violate her probation because the testing requirement had ended months earlier.

Legal experts said a second positive test since her treatment at the Betty Ford Center last year would make it more difficult for producers of future film projects to insure her.

Sautner has expressed anger with Lohan's behavior, saying previously the actress was guilty of "extremely poor judgment."


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Photo: Lindsay Lohan. Credit: Los Angeles Times.