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Lindsay Prosecutor: We Believe It's a $2,500 Necklace

2/15/2011 9:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

The prosecutor in the Lindsay Lohan shoplifting case believes the necklace in question is worth $2,500 ... but she's open to hearing arguments from Lindsay's lawyer that the price tag is grossly inflated.

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TMZ broke the story ... several jewelers claim the market value of the necklace is anywhere between $800 and $1,000.  Under California law, if the item in question is worth $950 or less, the case must be filed as a misdemeanor, not a felony.

Deputy D.A. Danette Meyers tells TMZ, "If Shawn (Lindsay's lawyer) presents me with credible evidence of value, we will take a look at it.  But based upon what's in front of us -- what the store owner and designer said -- the necklace is worth $2,500."

Meyers adds, ultimately "It's a battle for the jury."

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46.

Jeanie    

Some may say that if Lindsay doesn't get jail time--that means us taxpayers won't have to pay for her ass in there...However, I say, let some poor street walker off the hook, and toss Lindsay in jail where she belongs...This special treatment could lead to Lindsay getting progressive in the crimes she commits...She already has THREE DUIs under her belt...what's next...MURDER? This will backfire on the justice system if they continue to cater to this delinquent.

1313 days ago
47.

Jeanie    

#41
"THE PUNCH LINE

"Lindsay Lohan has been charged with stealing a $2,500 necklace.

According to the law for celebrities in Los Angeles, 600 strikes and she's out."

-- Jay Leno"

Posted at 3:47 AM on Feb 15, 2011 by Chaps
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Hey I heard Leno tell that joke too...I thought it was hilarious!!

1313 days ago
48.

Big Momma    

the value of the necklace is what the store said it was worth. after the fact you can't say, Oh it's not worth half that. Thief is a thief. Just one more example of the people around Lindsay trying to give excuses. slap this dumb-ass in jail and see if she can work it out. enough with the years of endless lindsay stories.

1313 days ago
49.

SOOTHE    

The thing everyone is overlooking is why would Harvey go around to other jewellers and ask them to guesstimate the value of the necklace and try to get them to say it was over priced?
It is very suspicious to me and I have to ask what or should I say how much is in it for him?
What other celebrities have you gone to this length for if any?
Did you do this for Winona Ryder? Ah No!
Harvey's motives really have to be examined regarding this case.

1313 days ago
50.

MIDNIGHT TOKER    

this is all michael jacksons fault...lindsay is innocent
today is my birthday...hooray me

1313 days ago
51.

beachgal    

Yeah Lindsay, go to trial. The necklace was for sale for $2500 so it’s a felony theft. If you get Eleanor & Patrick to lie for you under oath tell them to make sure to bring their lawyers to court that I'm sure you'll pay for since you got them into this mess. Right? Then if they're convicted for lying, obstruction &/or accessory to grand theft, you can pay their fines but they'll have to do their own jail/prison time. You might even get your own witness tampering charges for trying to get someone(s) to lie for you.

1313 days ago
52.

Jeanie    

*ANYBODY WISH TO SOUND OFF TO THE D.A. about this?? You can actually contact her directly at this site:
http://www.368128.com/contact-danette-meyers.html

1313 days ago
53.

Soetoro    

Danette Meyers is suing this case to get elected as the enw District Attorney.
There should NEVER have been any charges filed in the first place.
Take this to trial and embarass her Shawn

Posted at 3:48 AM on Feb 15, 2011 by Nicole

First of all prosecutors dont sue,they charge people with crimes. Stop the overfamiliarity with the lawyer, she's the only black person Lindsay has ever, or will ever, talk to. Lindsay hates people of color.

1313 days ago
54.

haha    

TMZ, I'd still like to know--how many jewelers did you call before you found one or three to give you a guesstimate? How many told you that they couldn't tell without examining the necklace in person?

1313 days ago
55.

Soetoro    

The Lohans were never anything more than just good old trailer-camp, tornado-bait, white trash. Grew us in garbage nowhere central Long Island, Lindsay the daughter of a thief and a perfume saleswomen. The world should have seen this coming for miles.

1313 days ago
56.

robin    

TMZ reported that the necklece was proven to be worth less then $950.00 last week and the reason being because jewlery experts examined the necklace and drew that conclusion. DA Danette Meyers has a remarkable reputation as prosecutor. She is known for her knowlege of the law and her history of convictions.I cant believe she would currently state that she believes the necklace is worth $2500.00 if she didnt have proof.I dont believe she would put her impeccable reputation on the line if she didnt have the facts to back up her claim.

1313 days ago
57.

Jeanie    

#51
"The thing everyone is overlooking is why would Harvey go around to other jewellers and ask them to guesstimate the value of the necklace and try to get them to say it was over priced?
It is very suspicious to me and I have to ask what or should I say how much is in it for him?
What other celebrities have you gone to this length for if any?
Did you do this for Winona Ryder? Ah No!
Harvey's motives really have to be examined regarding this case."

Posted at 4:13 AM on Feb 15, 2011 by SOOTHE
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I too--think that it's odd how one day TMZ lists up their research-->re: Bad Jewelry = Good Defense...And then shortly afterwards...Shawn Holley's adopted that line of defense!! It's all very sketchy to me...It makes ya wonder, what was Harvey's motive for doing that??

1313 days ago
58.

Nicole     

@Jeanie and Soothe
Look away back to April/May. Harvey and Shawn are friendly and Shawn issues most of her statements to TMZ.

How do you think TMZ found out about Morningside

1313 days ago
59.

Jeanie    

It doesn't MATTER how much the jewelry is WORTH!! It matters how much it's being sold for!! If Lindsay had purchased that necklace, she would've paid $2,500 for it...so WHY should she the value of the necklace be ANY less--now that's it's been stolen???

This actually boggles my mind on how the law can work this way...It all seems soooo corrupt!

1313 days ago
60.

Soetoro    

Nicole,

How does it feel to chronicle the life of 2011 Dana Plato? Does it make you feel alive?

1313 days ago
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