Judge Stephanie Sautner revoked Lohan’s probation on Wednesday after the actress encountered problems during her community service assignment at a women’s shelter. Bail has been set at $1,000,000 (£635,000).
At a progress hearing for Lohan, Judge Sautner called her previous ruling of probation on a theft charge a “gift” and told Lohan, “there’s something called looking a gift horse in the mouth.”Lohan’s attorney Shawn Chapman Holley tried in vain to argue that her client had complied substantially with other portions of Judge Sautner’s sentence, including psychological counselling and attendance in a program for shoplifters.
But Judge Sautner said she was troubled that Lohan had “blown off” her order to work at a downtown Los Angeles women’s detention centre and had, instead, been reassigned by officials to work in a Red Cross programme without court approval.”Nobody has the power to change my sentence,” Judge Sautner said in the hearing, then later pronounced, “I am revoking her probation.” udge Sautner said Lohan would be entitled to a hearing before being sentenced to jail over the violation.
Lohan has started serving hours with the American Red Cross, but Sautner said that would not count toward her probation because it was not part of her sentence.It’s the latest legal problem for the 25-year-old actress, who remains on probation for a 2007 drunken driving case and a misdemeanour theft case this year.Earlier this year, Judge Sautner sentenced the actress to 360 hours community service as part of a sentence for stealing a gold necklace from a jewellery store. The “Mean Girls” actress also served 35 days under house arrest. – Thetelegraph