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Lindsay Lohan's Lawyer

Target In Witness Tampering Investigation

3/18/2013 1:58 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Lindsay Lohan's attorney Mark Heller is in the crosshairs of a possible witness tampering investigation ... after allegations surfaced that he tried to manipulate Lindsay's former assistant into lying on the stand ... TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... the Santa Monica City Attorney will be launching an investigation and will interview Lohan's ex-assistant Gavin Doyle tomorrow in the presence of police.

We're told ... prosecutors believe Heller may have approached Gavin and tried to get him to admit that he was the one driving the vehicle when Lohan's Porsche crashed into a big rig on Pacific Coast Highway last summer.

TMZ has learned Gavin has told multiple people about the alleged witness tampering ... including an officer of the court.

As for Heller, he has strongly stated that any accusation of witness tampering on his part is "crazy."

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106.

Its Nikki Bitches    

What a IDIOT!!

Lindsay Lohan Turned Down 30 Days House Arrest Deal — Refused To Wear Drug And Alcohol Testing SCRAM!

Posted on Mar 18, 2013 @ 16:17PM | By jenheger


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During the last minute plea talks between Lindsay Lohan‘s attorney, Mark Heller and prosecutor, Terry White, Judge James Dabney offered up the possibility of a 30 day custodial sentence — which the 26-year-old could of served under house arrest — but Lohan turned it down flat because it would of meant having to wear an alcohol & drug monitoring SCRAM bracelet, RadarOnline.com is exclusively reporting.

“Judge Dabney offered the possibility of a 30 day house arrest sentence but insisted that as part of the deal Lindsay would have to wear a SCRAM bracelet which detects any consumption of alcohol or drugs,” a source close to the situation tells Radar. “Prosecutors were absolutely stunned Lohan turned down the offer, and chose instead to go to a lock down rehab for 90 days!”

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As previously reported, the plea deal that was eventually agreed upon — which saw Lohan plead no contest to two misdemeanor charges of lying to cops – includes the actress undergoing 90 days of rehab in a lock down treatment center, completing 18 months of psychological counseling and serving 30 days of community service, which can be carried out in New York where Lohan is currently residing.

Despite escaping a custodial sentence, Judge James Dabney made sure Lohan understood that she was not getting off lightly — warning the bedraggled looking actress that if she violated one single term of the agreed upon plea deal, he would immediately, no hesitation, send her to jail for six months.

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“I will send you to jail for six months. I will max you out, we won’t be having these conversations,” Judge Dabney vowed.

Something, the source believes, will very likely happen in the near future given Lohan’s past behavior.

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“It’s only a matter of time, like days, until Lindsay violates the terms of the plea deal… guaranteed,” the source predicts. “Given Lindsay’s history when it comes to the judicial system and her lack of compliance, well, the day is coming when she will be headed to jail for a very, very long time.”

491 days ago
107.

Black Dirt Goodness    

What' a sad day for the losers on here. No jail time for their favorite obsession. All I can say is, "Maximum lol Bwaahaahaa!!" Too bad, little kiddies!!

491 days ago
108.

Jay    

Is she on a formal probation right now? Does she have to do random drug testing at the probation office?

491 days ago
109.

Rufus     

It was actually worth the 2+ hour wait for trial to start to watch Milo pull a Kanye at the press conference. Heller is trying to give his press and off to the corner there's this commotion between the paps and Milo and whomever is in some (van? suv?). And then Milo comes out takes over and Heller runs away lol. Honestly needed a popcorn refil by that time but in no way was I leaving the room and missing anything.

491 days ago
110.

Suzy Q     

Columbo Heller did a better job than Hollywood Holley. Less "rehab" and mandatory mental health treatment, which was not a part of Shawn's deal.


"Lindsay Lohan COULD have avoided almost certain jail time by accepting a plea deal for lockdown rehab -- that is, if she didn't fire her lawyer who was literally on the way to the courthouse to make it happen.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... the Santa Monica City Attorney -- who is prosecuting Lindsay for allegedly lying to cops after her June car crash on Pacific Coast Highway -- was willing to keep Lindsay out of jail, PROVIDED she agree to check into "lockdown rehab" for 6 months."

Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2013/01/15/lindsay-lohan-rehab-plea-deal-shawn-holley-court-city-attorney-jail-pch-car-crash/#ixzz2NwQI1diJ
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491 days ago
111.

JoJo    

LOL Entertainment tonight said that you would think Lindsey would want to lay low right now but not Lindsey she headed straight to the Polo Lounge after court...She couldn't even make it a couple of hours.

491 days ago
112.

Its Nikki Bitches    

Bwhaahahahahhhahahahhaha!

kara lynn‏@karallynn
@skeltoe @NicoleLDL Lohan is so screwed,for at least the next 5 years!! http://www.dlisted.com/2013/03/18/michael-lohan-kanyed-mark-hellers-press-conference …
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3hNicole‏@NicoleLDL
@karallynn @skeltoe WTF are you talking about ? She can do what she wants as long as she doesn't drive.
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3hkara lynn‏@karallynn
@NicoleLDL @skeltoe That Nicole fan is as delusional as Lohan-good going to be on probation&have to get tested for the next 2yrs! SO BUSTED!
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3hNicole‏@NicoleLDL
@karallynn shut up she doesn't have a p.o!
LL submits to tests if asked as she isn't allowed to drive with a measurable amount of alcohol.
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3hkara lynn‏@karallynn
@NicoleLDL She DOES have a P.O! YIPPEE!!! Law Enforcement has been given unlimited power to take Linds down for ANY reason!! #BUSTED!!!!
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3h Nicole‏@NicoleLDL
@karallynn Where did you read she has a p.o? You are lying she doesn't ! Get a life seriously


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3hkara lynn‏@karallynn
@NicoleLDL AW, cry more little star! Your addict of an idol LiLo redefined the phrase,"rode hard and put away wet" in court today.BUSTED!!

NICOLE YOU ARE A LOSER!!! AND SO WRONG!!

491 days ago
113.

Suzy Q     

6-9 months is standard "jail bed" time for criminals in substance abuse rehab from a court case.


However, this was not a drug charge, so no one knows why this rehab debacle was agree to in the first place.


It sets quite a precedent. Now everyone in Los Angeles County can ask for rehab instead of jail time - no matter what the charge. I guess that gets rid of the "overcrowding' problem for the next time Lindsay get's arrested.

491 days ago
114.

Marvin    

Yuck, Yuck, Yuck,........................... He who laughs last laughs longest........!!!!!

491 days ago
115.

Suzy Q     

The Polo Lounge story brings up a good point. Anyone who get's rehab get's a strict "no drinking, no drugs, no going to bars" section in their terms of probation.


Why she's allowed to drink as long as she doesn't drive is not really rehab worthy. This plea is like Bizzaro World worthy.

491 days ago
116.

StarryStarryNight    

Lohan was also ordered not to have any contact with drug users and must submit to regular drug testing.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2295077/Lindsay-Lohan-boards-private-jet-New-York-races-clock-make-LA-court-appearance.html#ixzz2NwTFymwd
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491 days ago
117.

seamus     

I must say good night. I am feeling the way Bitcho looked in court today. Any bets we wake up tomorrow to news Lindsay news? The gift that keeps on giving.

491 days ago
118.

JoJo    

LiLo has been given just enough rope to hang herself. Who in right mind would take a rehab plea and then go to a bar.

491 days ago
119.

Rufus     

Here's what I don't get though- Gavin has ALREADY gone on record saying he wasn't driving. I don't think Heller getting him to change his story ow would help in the least (he'd either be a liar now or a liar then). So why waste time tampering with a useless witness? Or am I being too logical and leaving out the "Heller factor" here?

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