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Prugo's Lawyer: You Gotta Keep 'Em Separated

11/12/2009 11:25 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

It's all fun and games until someone gets outed as a rat -- so the lawyer for Hollywood Hills Burglar Bunch suspect Nick Prugo wants his client kept far, far away from the people he snitched on.

Nick Prugo: Click to watch
Prugo just showed up for his arraignment in L.A. criminal court.

We're told Prugo's lawyer is pissed that a sealed affidavit was released last week, revealing that his client blew the whistle on the six other people who were allegedly involved in the burglaries of Lindsay Lohan, Audrina Patridge, Rachel Bilson, Orlando Bloom and Brian Austin Green.

We've learned Prugo's lawyer will file legal docs today asking the judge to try Prugo separately from the other suspects.

And there's this: Prugo was put into protective custody when he was labeled a rat. Among the many death threats he's received ... "Snitches get stitches."

UPDATE
: Prugo's arraignment was waived until December 2.

11 COMMENTS

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1.

Yolanda Nixon    

Snitches are a dying breed.

1750 days ago
2.

LA    

What's wrong with snitching? Why should I go down by myself? They helped me, LOL!

1750 days ago
3.

A. Conda    

Didn't that woman who was speaking from outside the tatoo parlor say Nick was in trouble?

1750 days ago
4.

radarluv    

They are rats in a cage.

1750 days ago
5.

fernando    

Sucks for him!! he should drink a chrome soda might cheer him up!!

1749 days ago
6.

Yo    

He should just be put in solitary confinement. It would probably cost the tax payer a lot less than having protective custody 24/7. Glad to see he's still sporting the rug.

1749 days ago
7.

Crissy Angela    

Those shades look suspiciously similar to Brian Austin Green's

1749 days ago
8.

Mark    

Clearly he needs all of this protective custody, that's why he continues to be seen out in public, alone.

Right.

1749 days ago
9.

TMZBoy    

What a pansy. Look at that sissy girl walk. Shawn-tay.

1749 days ago
10.

doctormyeyes    

Prugo's father is big in the Industry.
His family is LOADED. You can be sure
he will get the best defense and lawyers
money can buy. Of course, that has always
been the problem.

1747 days ago
11.

Dave    

Informing should be encouraged. The only people who benefit from a "rat" stigma are the criminals who use it to impose silence about their own illegal activities. Those of you who think informing should be punished are just perpetuating criminal activity. Would you feel the same way if they stole your stuff?

1742 days ago

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