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Lindsay Lohan

Scores Rehab Victory ... Maybe

5/2/2013 7:59 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0502-tmz-judge-dabney-merk-hellerLindsay Lohan may have gotten away with it again ... she checked into a rehab facility that was NEVER approved by prosecutors and the judge seems like he's down with the change.

TMZ broke the story ... Lindsay checked into Morningside Recovery this morning in Newport Beach.  As we previously reported ... prosecutors and Lindsay's lawyer, Mark Heller -- who wore a tie that could itself be a felony -- had agreed she would enroll in Seafield Center in Westhampton Beach, NY.  Heller never gave prosecutors a heads-up that Lindsay was flying to CA last night to enroll in Morningside.

As we reported, Lindsay made the change because Seafield wouldn't let her smoke at the facility ... but smoking was permitted at Morningside. 

A furious prosecutor -- Santa Monica City Attorney Terry White -- clearly felt blindsided by the change, saying he learned about it from the media yesterday.  White also expressed misgivings about Morningside, saying he found 3 articles "condemning" the facility.

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As for what prosecutor White was talking about ... in 2012 State investigators suspended Morningside's license for allegedly being careless with prescription drugs.  And at least 9 families of patients reportedly sued the facility for failing to deliver treatment.  At the time, a State official called Morningside, "a substantial threat" to the health and safety of the public.

But Judge Jim Dabney looked at some of the paperwork about Morningside and said on its face it seemed like the rehab joint was acceptable, but he's giving prosecutors a week from Friday to investigate.

For now, Lindsay will stay at Morningside -- where she can smoke as many cigarettes as she wants.

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CloBird    

So Lohan skates again... I think that Heller should be fined, at least for this latest circus. Lohan should be in the New York facility as agreed upon. Proper actions were not taken and Lohan, once again has been rewarded for bad behavior.

538 days ago
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jojopurity    

I would be surprised if this rehab center is approved. According to the internet they have a history as being a controversial pill factory. Here is the link: http://www.ocregister.com/articles/morningside-342345-company-state.html

538 days ago
228.

Sam    

Lindsay loves squeezing the balls of the justice system and hearing them scream "UNCLE, UNCLE, oh yearh baby, UNCLE." lol

538 days ago
229.

OldeGreyWoolf    

I'm willing to bet that Heller had this little switcheroo set up months ago! Better to seek forgiveness that to ask permission! Sneaky snake!

Now is back in a place of HER choosing, able to keep her Atterol and her cigs. Jus t what is she rehabing from? She's still got her drugs and she still has her nicotine.

Isn't this the same place she was at before and came and went when she felt like it? I hope the paparazzi catcher her if she tries to sneak out again. Send the pix to the prosecutor!

538 days ago
230.

rosa    

If that girl ever kills someone she will plead insanity because its clear she suffers from mental illness. She will go to in institution and when she's "better" she will be release and once again get away with it.

538 days ago
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RamHead    

Was that the judge? I thought it was some kind of a jellyfish (no spine). And please, next time put an entire roll of ducktape around Heller's mouth. Only his mouth, so leave his nose open.

538 days ago
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Jackie    

Morningside Recovery lost it's operating license late last year. Lots of problems with that place. They aren't supposed to treat inpatients. This is the current list of suspended and revoked programs: http://www.adp.state.ca.us/Licensing/pdf/Suspended_and_Revoked_Programs.pdf

538 days ago
233.

Dan Frederiksen    

Turns out the lameness was the prosecutor and Lindsay skates again.

538 days ago
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MidnightBeast    

Never in my life have I seen someone get away with so much. I cannot believe someone who has caused so much **** can get away with it all without being punished in the least. I can't even park my car without a cop coming around the corner and finding something wrong with what I've done, causing me to pay ungodly amounts of money, while this arrogant spoiled little bitch can break every law known to man, violate any rules set for her, lie about everything, and then go shopping for new outfits for whatever party she happens to be crashing that night. It's absolutely disgusting.

538 days ago
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Truth    

HOPE THE BITCH DIES OF LUNG CANCER. SRUSLY, EVERYTIME HARVEY AND THE TWEENERS SAY LESLO IS IN BIG SH*T SHE GETS OFF... METHINKS THAT'S A CLUE FOR THE FUTURE. ANYTIME HARVEY SAYS LESLO'S IN THE POKEY BET THE OPPOSITE IN VEGAS. POINT BLANK!! #TRUTH!!

538 days ago
236.

Ty    

Sh*t what a sleezebag this lawyer is. And also, this in unbelieable, how she always gets away with it. Sometimes it seems they make people that were heavily bullied and have zero spine judges. This judge is a complete wimp.

538 days ago
237.

master    

Long story short lindsay can do whatever she wants.. She proves it every time she is in court

538 days ago
238.

Doug    

Miss Piggy Does it AGAIN

538 days ago
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LISA    

Well FVCK ME upside down inside out and sideways!!!! Un-flucking-believable! No wonder some of you guys are having a drink. Heller is a SNAKE – Lindsay is beyond manipulative and Daubner is a coward. Did you see the Judge shaking as he read Heller’s ‘report’??

538 days ago
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Lindsay Lohan Fan Forever    

Countdown - http://tinyurl.com/LindsFree

538 days ago
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