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Lindsay Lohan

New Lawyer NEVER Met

His California Sponsor

1/23/2013 1:45 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Lindsay Lohan
's new lawyer has never met ... never even spoken to the lawyer who is sponsoring him to represent the actress in a California criminal court ... this according to the sponsor herself.

We broke the story ... New York attorney Mark Heller has filed legal docs for permission to appear in a California court -- where he is NOT licensed to practice law -- to handle Lindsay's lying-to-cops case.  To win that permission, he needs a California lawyer to sponsor him.

With more than 200,000 lawyers in CA, Mark chose one who has been an inactive member of the State Bar for 17 years.  Her name is Lindsay Berger Sacks, and she became an active member last week -- days before Heller filed paperwork to represent Lohan in court.

We spoke with Berger Sacks, and she told us she has never had a single contact with Heller.  Berger Sacks -- who seems like a very smart and charitable lady who says she has never practiced law a day in her life (and that's to her credit) -- told us she was actually contacted by an attorney who has worked closely with Heller in the past, Peter Toumbekis, a good friend of hers since Jr. High.  Berger Sacks told us she believed she was vouching for Toumbekis, not Heller.

But here's the deal ... Toumbekis didn't sign the paperwork to appear in the Lohan case -- Heller did, and what's more Berger Sacks signed the same paperwork with Heller's name on it.

So if Berger Sacks didn't know Heller yet only his name was on the paperwork, why did she sign it?  Berger Sacks husband -- who is also a lawyer -- tells us Heller's law firm is referenced in the paperwork and Toumbekis is working with the firm and will even appear at next week's hearing.  But the fact is ... it's Heller, not Toumbekis, who is asking for permission to rep Lohan.

This trial's gonna be interesting.

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151.

Grandma Cracker    

Freudian slip Vorlon, I guess Gavin needs a good purging since stolen property has shown up on his twitter account and now his account is private. Wonder if somebody got a screen grab of it? Just like they got a screen grab of the Liz trailer right before they trashed it?

581 days ago
152.

Grandma Cracker    

Hey HELL(p), Lindsay is now in the control of her father. Lindsay tossed Dina and her mortgage under the bus.

581 days ago
153.

jc    

This guy is totally batshyt crazy!!!! (drug dealer)
Spends an awful lot of time tweeting Liho.......What the fvck kind of "code" is this?
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581 days ago
154.

Microblogula    

She is beyond screwed. I predict she'll do some jail time soon. Maybe not prison but jail.

581 days ago
155.

Grandma Cracker    

Her are some pictures of Liz trailer taken @ 4am and Gavin and Lindsay's friend Bianca taken @ 4am too, when the supposedly did not have access to the trailer because everything was locked up at night.


http://pics.lockerz.com/s/221155168

581 days ago
156.

Reg    

Any Ideas as to what she will be stealing to wear in court next week apart from the tights of course which are welded to her?

581 days ago
157.

Grandma Cracker    

Hey ILG, did you see the solve on Blind Gossip that was up for just a little while yesterday and has now been taken down? Very interesting..............

581 days ago
158.

jc    

TA GREEN‏@NOSTICMAN

@lindsaylohan The Spoon Does Not Exist

581 days ago
159.

Grandma Cracker    

OK, so this blind was about CHILD (adult) and parent 1 and parent 2. The parents had been fighting for some time over the child, with parent 1 having control and parent 2 doing a lot of public complaining about parent 1's motives.
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Parent 1 had been going to great lengths to sell themselves as a reality star, but no one was interested in parent 1 except for their name, so parent 1 was pushing CHILD into doing a reality show so they could get on the show too. Parent 2 wanted CHILD to do reality too, but Parent 2 wanted CHILD to do the show to revamp their image as a wholesome, lovable, hard worker.
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So amidst all the fighting, CHILD had rekindled their relationship with parent 2 behind parent 1's back and now parent 2 is calling the shots for CHILD and parent 1 is out in the cold.
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Blind Gossip SOLVED this blind yesterday. They identified Lindsay Lohan as CHILD, Dina Lohan as PARENT1 and Milo as PARENT 2
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By this morning, the solve had been removed from the site. hummmmmm

581 days ago
160.

Reg    

Ok can someone please explain something to me?
As you know I am confused enough about your Legaleese over there, I have seen some people post that while she might go to Jail she won't go to Prison.
Over here Jail is prison.

581 days ago
161.

HannahF    

Maddy--is it RAINING?!!??

581 days ago
162.

A viewer    

Berger Sacks has the scariest eyes ever - they look like Aileen Wuornos' eyes - the murderer Charlize Theron portrayed (just saying)

581 days ago
163.

jc    

How funny is it going to be when Liho is sent to jail and she ends up in the same AdSeg with Conard Murray.......He's crying about how bad the conditions are and Liho crying about her extentions falling out and screamin' "I'm bored, I'm so bored!"

581 days ago
164.

CB    

Please someone throw this hoe in the popo already! I'm sick of seeing her face!

581 days ago
165.

Kelly    

I'm out everybody. I need to rest up for the court's decision in the morning. See you all in the morning.

581 days ago
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