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Lindsay's Lawyer Makes Move to Reduce Charges

4/21/2011 3:05 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Lindsay Lohan's lawyer is now armed and potentially dangerous to the prosecution in her felony grand theft case -- after bringing an expert to the cop shop to appraise the necklace Lindsay allegedly stole.

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Shawn Holley just left Parker Center -- the headquarters of the LAPD -- where she brought an appraiser to examine the necklace.  Kamofie & Company set the price of the item at $2,500, but as TMZ first reported, they bought the piece for just $850.

 If the necklace is worth less than $950, the case cannot be filed as a felony but rather as a misdemeanor -- which would be a huge break for Lindsay.

Holley is expected to raise the issue in court Friday, when Lindsay's preliminary hearing is set to begin.


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Big Daddy    

It's worth what it's worth. The asking price at the jewler. May not be a fair price, but is their price. Period.

1095 days ago
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sloppy seconds    

WHO CARES! lindsey lohan & charlie sheen are TMZ's existence. how pathetic.

1095 days ago
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Sandy Underpants    

It's not what the store pays for the stuff, but what they sell it for. Hell retail clothing stores mark their crap up 500%, and Jewelery easily is marked up more than 100%.

1095 days ago
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Susan    

Yeah, because Lindsay would NEVER have stolen it if she thought it was worth under $950. She must feels so TRICKED!!!

1095 days ago
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Marilyn    

I am an antique jewelry dealer.

I aim to buy low & sell high.

That is Capitalism and the American way in a free society.

I once bought something for $.80 cents & sold it for $750.

1095 days ago
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Joe Blow    

As Big Daddy, said. The necklace may have been bought by the jeweler for $850, but I would think they would like to make a profit, no? They are a business last I checked. $2500 is hardly an unreasonable price. I know Shawn is just doing her job and trying to get the sociopath off, but I can't see this working out very well.

1095 days ago
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ilovegossip    

This won't work, as Ms. Meyers has the ammunition to back the price. Anyone can go on the internet and search the designer (Sethi Couture), and see that her jewelerys sells in that range all over the country. Here is a link to a similar necklace made by the same designer that is selling for $2400 at a jeweler in Texas:

http://www.chardejewelers.com/detail.aspx?ID=5241

1095 days ago
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Sloane    


can you say...

GRASPING AT STRAWS!!

1095 days ago
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Clone Wars    

Did anyone else get a warning today when going to TMZ that someone had been installing malicious software? Here's a screen shot.

http://load.hostphotofree.com/21f7d04f5188fee0aab285e4e41899b3/TMZ.png

Notice that URL to the malicious code is "addonrock.ru"

Is this a Rock thing?

1095 days ago
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dreamon    

That not exactly the same thing as saying your innocent, is it?

1095 days ago
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northern lights    

no one cares about this....tmz

1095 days ago
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Crabbey    

That's not going to fly. All jewelry is marked up at least twice as much in a retail outlet. So she admits Lindsay did take it though. If she didn't steal it, what does it matter what it's really worth?

1095 days ago
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Rocco    

Prosecute the extortionist jewelers for grand theft, and defaming a celebrity for their own gain.

1095 days ago
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Superman    

GEE, DUH! He's getting paid by the defense so of course he's going to say it's not valued more than $900. I think they should go by ticketed price, because LyingHo obviously thought it was worth buying at $2500 or even at half-price at $1250!

1095 days ago
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Delmar    

Question is legally and nothing else: to establish a felony is it appraised value or store price on the item? Guess we'll find out during the preliminary hearings or someone familiar with the law can inform us.

1095 days ago
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