LiLo should be charged with ‘petty theft and not grand theft’: LawyerBy ANI
Monday, February 14, 2011
NEW YORK - Lindsay Lohan’s lawyer has insisted that the actress, who allegedly stole Komofie n Co. gold necklace last month, should be charged with ‘petty theft and not grand theft’ as the necklace is not worth 2,500 dollars.
Four days after the 24-year-old “Mean Girls” star pleaded not guilty to stealing a chain from a Venice, Calif. boutique on Jan. 22, her attorney has said the necklace isn’t worth anywhere the amount the store was asking for.
Various Los Angeles jewelers have appraised the one-of-a-kind piece Lohan is alleged to have taken at between 800 dollars and 1,000, dollars.
“It seems to me that the appropriate charge, based on the fair market value of the goods, should have been petty theft and not grand theft,” the New York Daily News quoted LiLo’s lawyer, Shawn Holley, as telling TMZ.
A petty theft charge is punishable by six months in jail, a much lighter sentence than the 3-1/2 years Lohan could face if convicted of grand theft.(ANI)