Prosecutors seek to send Lindsay Lohan back to jail
Los Angeles city prosecutors will ask a judge to send Lindsay Lohan back to jail after she violated the terms of her probation.
Lohan was kicked out of a program at the Downtown Women's Center, where she was instructed by a judge to do community service for a necklace theft conviction.
L.A. County Superior Court Judge Stephanie Sautner on Wednesday will review Lohan's probation progress as part of a sentence stemming from probation in a 2007 drunk-driving conviction and a May misdemeanor theft conviction. The judge could be satisfied with Lohan's progress or set a hearing to decide whether her behavior amounts to a violation of her probation and requires she be jailed.
The actress rarely appeared at a women's shelter for 350 hours of required service and never shown up at the coroner's office, where she was supposed to do another 120 hours of community service. She is now seeking to complete the women's shelter hours at the American Red Cross, according to authorities.
"She was terminated from the women's center program for failing to show up. This was one of the terms of her probation. So we will seek jail time for her," said Frank Mateljan, a spokesman for the city attorney.
Lohan was ordered in May to have her 480 hours of community service completed by April 2012.
As of last week, Lohan had completed 21 of 360 hours required at the skid row shelter for women, according to law enforcement sources. Jane Robison, a district attorney's office spokeswoman, confirmed that because she failed to keep appointments at the women's center, she was transferred to the American Red Cross for those community service hours.A spokesman for the actress acknowledged last week that she transferred to the Red Cross.
In a posting on her Twitter account last week, Lohan defended herself. "I am not to be made an example of anymore. I am working hard and fulfilling my obligations every single day, to the court as well as myself," she wrote. "If I travel, its for work and its been approved. As is anything I do when I leave the state. I'd appreciate it if people will just let me do what is asked of me, so that I can get my life back. Please ignore the reports which have no truth to them. Thank you."