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Lindsay Jeweler May Have Screwed Prosecutor

3/6/2011 11:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

The "victim" in the alleged Lindsay Lohan jewelry store heist just cashed in on the surveillance video and in the process may have really messed up the prosecutor's case.

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The jewelry store -- Kamofie & Co. -- has been working with a broker for the last few days and the broker has been on the horn with numerous media outlets, salivating at the prospect of cashing in.

The video has been sold -- but it's causing fits for the lawyers in the case, particularly the prosecutor.

Lindsay's defense is that the necklace was a loan ... the jeweler begged to differ. So intent is critical, and if the jeweler is called to the stand and admits this was just a convenient way of scoring some quick cash from the media, Kamofie will have about as much credibility as (insert favorite celebrity who lied in "comment" section).

We know lawyers in the case have been in touch with the people at Kamofie, trying to dissuade them from selling the tape ... to no avail.

No word on how this will affect plea bargain negotiations. TMZ broke the story ... in the next few days, Shawn Holley, Lindsay's lawyer, and prosecutor Danette Meyers will meet in chambers with Judge Keith Schwartz ... sources tell us Holley is trying to get the judge to commit to a short jail sentence if Lindsay cops a plea.

Stay tuned ...

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16.

isa    

Nobody else will get into that jewelry store, it's over.
I have no doubt that the case has been compromised too

1241 days ago
17.

Chaps    

Case NOT over.

Interesting tidbits. It wont be hard finding a jury who hasnt seen the tape. Just an annoyance

This is the same shop that wanted to keep it "DESCRETE?"

LMAO I guess we now see how much THAT wish is to them - although to their credit, the horse is out of the barn - but dont they realize that other celebs may feel gunshy about shopping in a store that sells them at perhaps embarrassing moments? hmmmm one to ponder

1241 days ago
18.

Christopher Spencer    

@Fat hand puppet, you're very wise. @dax @harvey for TMZ, if you'd like the content to run with your article here, please contact the Associated Press for a license. I do not recall salivating. I do recall your calling me multiples times about buying the videos however. Will deleting my comments come next?

1241 days ago
19.

Chaps    

So I am guessing we will see it here on TMZ before long?

or Radar - who has the bigger pocketbook?

1241 days ago
20.

Chaps    

The good part for Lins is that its now going into the public domain where every tom **** and harry will make their own judgement -

Did she or didnt she?

1241 days ago
21.

miz    

So you mean when all the police beating tapes and other crimes are sold and shown thru the media they don't prosecute.
BS

This is the state's case, not the Jewelers.

The Jeweler didn't file a Civil case. But they should against the Lohans for Defamation, Intimidation (flowers sent), etc.

1241 days ago
22.

Grandma Cracker    

Sorry, I don't get what the big deal is.
So what if the tape was sold? It's not worth squat after it has been showed at trial. Lohans are just pissed that they didn't get to sell it.

I'd love to know how much they got for it!

One million dollars (I heart you FUTMZ)

1241 days ago
23.

jessup    

Case needs to be closed! Looks like a frame up?

1241 days ago
24.

Carvey    

I just realized that Lindsay is transforming herself in to a platypus.

1241 days ago
25.

themare    

TMZ is just trying to stir up a big pot of NOTHING. 3 more days until the hearing and TMZ wants the "townfolk" to show up at the courtroom with torches, pitchforks and raised fists.

1241 days ago
26.

tenley    

****ing-A, for weeks we read nonstop on TMZ that the tapes vindicate Lilo with no proof at all -- and TMZ has been relentless in playing this in the press to Lilo's advantage. I can understand why the store might want the evidence out there, and NOT sold to TMZ. I mean even this article is 100 percent again slanted and spun in Lilo's favor. Whatever.

1241 days ago
27.

themare    

I also don't think it will hurt this case. Banks release surveillance videos of robberies all the time before trial. Kamofi probably just wanted to sell it before the Lowhans sold their copy. And you know darn well the Lowhans would have sold theirs.

1241 days ago
28.

Me    

Posted at 5:05 AM on Mar 6, 2011 by tenley

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Why would the store want the evidence out there? According to LiLo it proves her innocence. The whole thing makes no sense.

1241 days ago
29.

Sam    

This jeweler will be out of business or arrested by the end of the year. It is the Lohan curse; everything they touch crumbles.

1241 days ago
30.

susan    

This shows the store are after the cold cash. Not a very good witness for Meyers to call.

@16 Melissa Davis

Have you been following this at all? according to reports Lindsay didn't say she gorgot she was wearing it, she said it was on loan!!!! Also its not GULLABLE its spelt Gullible

1241 days ago
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