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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.


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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#60... (Excerpt from):
"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"

Posted at 4:41 AM on Feb 15, 2011 by Nicole

Still even though they are friendly...I did not know that Harvey and the whole TMZ crew would go out and do research for Shawn.

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@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

Posted at 4:41 AM on Feb 15, 2011 by Nicole

Your statement only proves my point. Friends with financial benefits? Again his motives for doing this are suspect. We have to take anything he posts with a grain of salt and look at the
motives behind such reporting.

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Before her latest brush with the law, Lindsay Lohan planned to open a jewelry store.

If Charlie Sheen can have rehab at home, Lindsay Lohan can open a jewelry store!

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My ex-boyfriend is a lawyer...So I'm gonna ask him if this line of defense is actually legal.

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In court, the judge told Lindsay Lohan that she is “no different from anyone else.”

How does that make the rest of us feel? ICK!

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I think a better name for the Sea Hag's ship would be, "The Black Clam" You know, kinda dead and stinky with a trail of flies riding the winds behind it! Har-Dee-Har-Har

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If they allow her to say that it's only worth an amount less than it was being sold for then it's going to open a whole can of worms on future and old cases. Is a Prada bag worth $6,000 or just the price of thread and leather? Is a work of art by Da Vinci really worth $12,000,000 or just the price of paint and canvass? Is your wedding ring worth $20,000 because that's what you paid for it or is it only worth $5,000 when the price of gold goes down?

This shouldn't be allowed to happen. She stole a necklass that had a certain price she chose not to pay. She tried to buy a ring and talk them down but they didn't bite becuase that's the price they wanted. A price was clearly given for this item so that's what she has stolen otherwise everybody will start to use the defense of what something is really worth.

A cotton tshirt at Walmart is $5.00 but that same shirt a the Gap is $20.00 but in reality that shirt cost less than $1.00 for each company to purchase. If I steal 100 shirts at the gap should I be charged with a crime saying I stole $2,000 worth of merchandise or just $200?

It's a slippery slope if they allow her to go down this road so I don't think they will let it slide like that.

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Lois Lane Candidates Revealed for Superman: Man of Steel
The candidates revealed for the role of Lois Lane have been leaked by an inside annonymous contributor and Lindsay Lohan isn't on the list!

The age limit that was sent out to agents and representitives was 24 - 31 years of age

Age: 27
Credits: Black Swan, Max Payne, Book of Eli, Family Guy

Age: 26
Credits: Tron: Legacy, The Next Free Days, Cowboys & Aliens, Year One

Age: 28
Credits: The A-Team, The Illusionist, Blade: Trinity, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

Age: 27
Credits: 127 Hours, We Are Marshall, Brokeback Mountain

Age: 28
Credits: Sucker Punch, Legends of the Guardians, Bright Star, Elizabeth: The Golden Age

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I christen thee The Black Clam!

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I guess if this line of defense flies...That'll be new breaking ground for thieves...They could all steal like over-priced art work...And then say that the guy next down the street at the Pawn Shop said it was worth a fraction of that price...LoL!!

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To those people who think the necklace is "crappy" and not worth 2,500.00 The necklace she stole is the small one. She turned it around so the yellow diamonds hang down her back and it was easier to conceal. Look at the pictures on and look at the pictures under "Lindsay goes "shopping in Venice" There are a series of photographs taken (on the day of the theft, I think) You can see her wearing the stolen necklace and then when she realizes that the stolen necklace is being photographed, there is an, "OH,SH*T!" look on her face and she frantically tries to cover up her neck and hide the necklace she stole. I hope the pictures are used by the DA because they are PRICELESS!
It's a well known fact that

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Is it american law that an alleged thief can define the value of stolen goods?
Sorry Mr. Judge, i wanted that Ferrari, the material is only worth 15000, they are selling it for much more.

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Superman Directors wanted a "fresh-faced" young actress in her 20's to play Lois Lane. Does THIS look like a 20 something?

You tell me. Have a peek, folks

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Any word from the defense on what a signed picture of Lindsay is worth?

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Grandma Cracker    

Oh my gosh you guys, lay off of Harvey! He runs a gossip site and he's good at what he does. He stirs the pot, posts it, and watches the sparks fly! Without my morning TMZ and daily LL bash life just wouldn't be right.

Harvey, just for me, would you look into the archives and dig up the old story about PH when she got jail time and was released early and her judge got so mad that he sent the cops to her house and had her dragged out in front of the cameras to be returned to jail? How did he do that?

Nicole has flaunted that "with over crowding LL will serve a mere 24 days on 180 for ****-canning her probation, and another mere 24 days on 180 day sentence for theft--just 48 days on 360... days" for weeks now. What would happen if Judge Sullivan can maybe do math and gets kind of pissed off and pulls a PH on LL?

I would light a torch and storm the castle for that one!

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