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Grand Jury

Indicts Nick Prugo

7/2/2010 1:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0702-nick-prugo-exTMZ has learned Nick Prugo has been indicted by the L.A. County Grand Jury -- in connection with his alleged role in the Burglar Bunch crime spree.

It's unclear why the D.A. took the case to the Grand Jury, since prosecutors have already charged Prugo with numerous felonies, in connection with the burglaries of Audrina Patridge, Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton, Rachel Bilson, Orlando Bloom, Brian Austin Green, and Megan Fox.

An L.A. County Superior Court judge will formally receive the Grand Jury indictment this morning.  The judge will then set bail.

As for why the D.A. went to the Grand Jury, there are a variety of reasons, not the least of which is that there will be no preliminary hearing.  At a prelim, the celeb victims might be forced to testify, and this is a way to avoid that spectacle.

We're also told the D.A. goes to the Grand Jury when the scope of the case and the charges expand.

UPDATE:  Another Burglar Bunch Defendant, Courtney Ames, just showed up in court.  We do not know if the Grand Jury also indicted her.

UPDATE 12:15 PM PT: The whole BB crew -- Nick Prugo, Rachel Lee,  Diana Tamayo, Courtney Ames, and Roy Lopez Jr. -- all pled not guilty today.

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Bubba    

Bring 'm on and hang 'm high!

1490 days ago
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Geoff    

"It's unclear why the D.A. took the case to the Grand Jury" quickly followed by
"As for why the D.A. went to the Grand Jury, there are a variety of reasons, not the least of which is that there will be no preliminary hearing. At a prelim, the celeb victims might be forced to testify, and this is a way to avoid that spectacle."

Might want to do a little re-wording on this piece.

1490 days ago
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Horndog    

Who?

1490 days ago
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jus-sayin    

These kids are not to smart are they. Losers

1490 days ago
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Ehécatl    

TMZ may publish lurid photos, obsess on certain celebrities, and screw up the English language, but they always get their legal facts straight.

There must be a lot of lawyers in that scruffy bunch of reporters they show on T.V.

1490 days ago
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pammie8    

This kids an *******! I will never understand why people think they have the right just to go in someones house and take their ****.

1490 days ago
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TG    

dont know who he is, but he does not look older then 16

1490 days ago
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Phreaky    

What about Rachel Lee? And why is it taking so long? Alexis Neiers will be out of jail soon, finished her sentence, and these other ones haven't even been to court yet. It's a little strange.

1490 days ago
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Phreaky    

Wonder if he's still friends with Lindsay Lohan... He used to bring her coke on the set of her movies/TV show appearances.

1490 days ago
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ALEX    

NOW these douches get what they deserve.

1490 days ago
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Nicole     

What about Rachel Lee? And why is it taking so long? Alexis Neiers will be out of jail soon, finished her sentence, and these other ones haven't even been to court yet. It's a little strange.

Posted at 9:42 AM on Jul 2, 2010 by Disturbed
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Alexis Neiers was the only suspect who decided to bring forward her trial.

What an idiot Nick Prugo is he snitches on everyone confesses to stuff the cops weren't even aware of without any agreement or plea deal in place.

1490 days ago
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gimmeabreak    

Excellent. Enough with the stall tactics, indict the mo-fo's and get on with their trials already! Convictions will quickly follow.

Who the F do they think they are F'ing with Paris like that!? I mean really!?

1490 days ago
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Get back to work!    

Buh-bye ya ******* thieves!

1490 days ago
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cochino    

bring me the boy!

mmmmmmm sweet

1490 days ago
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cochino    

that will be the first thing he hears in jail


haha loser

1490 days ago
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