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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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lilysmama    

thee..sorry

544 days ago
677.

lilysmama    

hateturd..shall we call thee..Queen of hatefulness"

544 days ago
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Marvin    

The 66 years old and all the death projections are strange for a old southern grandma....

544 days ago
679.

Grandma Cracker    

Is there such a thing as tri-polar?

544 days ago
680.

Marvin    

Would a old lady from the Carolina's with a highly disciplined general as a husband speak of lIlO getting gang banged and being a ho......every day....and Imply that God is on her side while projecting death.....

544 days ago
681.

HannahF    

So--knows GC and h8turds but not the difference between GC and K. okay

544 days ago
682.

Marvin    

Art teacher who can't spell and has a nu eyepad.....

544 days ago
683.

MADISYN, LIAISON TO THE H8TURDS!!    

lilysmama
i can't believe what a nasty dirty c**nt you are. i can only imagine where you've come from..what kind of a family...probly uneducated too. go crawl back under your rock....

You're right, I AM a 'dirty, nasty cnut', so watch your step Jeebus. Didn't you learn the FIRST TIME? As for 'uneducated', I can at least spell 'PROBABLY', which is more than you can say . . . .

544 days ago
684.

HannahF    

SAG Awards red carpet. Jim Parsons is toooo cute!

544 days ago
685.

ilovegossip    

Ok, someone sure got defensive awfully quick, for such an innocuous comment that was made. And is already calling someone a 'c*nt'... WTF???

544 days ago
686.

LLsez    

"Is there such a thing as tri-polar?"

^^BEST comment of the Day, Dr!!


Now can Maddy and I just enjoy a quiet Lemon Drop, FFS!?!

544 days ago
687.

odie    

FFS. Disappear for a few days and I come back to not only a dead thread but some vindictive a-hole who can't just let it go and move on attack our sweet Maddy? Let's all ignore IT and not give IT the attention IT craves and IT will go away. Maddy I'm sorry that you're getting hate mail. Please don't let this nonsense destract you from your shoot from the hip comments that I have always enjoyed. Especially since Crackie's next hearing is this Wednesday!!! 3 days, H8TURDS!!! Let's start our own new thread until FAT MIKE gets his "court hearing predictions" post up at 1am. Let's make our need thread about Wednesday's hearing. A whole lot will be accomplished,not just the change in atty. We can witness Sautner's demeanor and predict her chance of giving Crackie leniency again. My impression of how this drama has unfolded is that the DA is seeking the max. time allowable on both the VOP and the 3 misdemeanor charges if their "deal" was lockdown rehab. I firmly believe that the only deal Holley could negotiate was lockdown, otherwise, Crackie would not have fired her. So the real focus, for me, will be watching Sautner's demeanor when she meets Crackie again in her court. She will ultimately decide what kind and length of Crackie's sentence. And this is where it gets confusing. Currently, LA County inmates serve approx. 20% of their sentence due to overcrowding. But, that is not neccessarily the case when it comes to probation violation. Also, since the max. for Crackie's offences is approx. 18 months concurrently, I don't know if the 20% rule applies. It was my understanding that before Cali. reallignment, people sentenced for over a year would go to State prison. So now that EVERYONE that is classified as "NON"(non violent and non sex crimes) are housed in County, are inmates that have OVER a year sentence elgible for the 20% rule? I thought they still had to serve a certain portion above that 20% rule before they could be elgible. The reason why I ask goes back to the original plea deal of 6 months lockdown. If the DA was offering 6 months of rehab, then I believe they can get even more than that in actual jail time. Why "offer" 6 months of rehab if all they could get in actual jail time would be far less than that. It wouldn't make sense. Does anyone know?

544 days ago
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lilysmama    

don'r f***ck with me. you nasty mean old joke. you don't want to do that. FO

544 days ago
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pattycakes not to be confused with pattycake    

Oh Seamus and Bear someones not playing nice!

544 days ago
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Vinsetta    

It's crazy but someone on here would be better served focusing attention on their kid AND their man. Just a thought.

544 days ago
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