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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.

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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buzz kill    

The judges in CA have no backbone or balls, don't expect to see Lowhand in jail anytime soon.

503 days ago

Fred Farkel    

This constant thumbing her nose at the law is one thing - but when the other millions of deluded narcissistic 20-something LOSERS continue to witness this - then they ALL feel entitled to behave like monsters...

503 days ago


Maddy & Nikki.....a round of Mimosas?

503 days ago


This is all BS! Lindsay had about a month or so to research this rehab facility and figure out if it would accommodate her "needs"! If I was this judge I wouldn't say a word to her and just throw her ass in jail for a mandatory 90 days!

503 days ago


I have nephews like this, chance after chance. Now she will probably get another, where most people would not of gotten the first chance.

503 days ago

Its Nikki Bitches    

Wish we could hear what that Paps are saying

503 days ago


Where is the sound TMZ?

503 days ago


Will Heeler show up in his Lewis Vuitton ensemble?

503 days ago


Wonder why we aren't seeing any deputies out there this time? Fewer press, also.

503 days ago


Why can't she just die already?

503 days ago


I think Lindsay knew about the no smoking rule in the Hamptons place, but is delusional enough to think they would make an exception for her, because SHE IS LINDSAY EFFIN LOHAN!!

I’m assuming nobody knows whether or not she has enrolled in Newport Beach yet? I HOPE the prosecution and Judge pull her ass out there and throw her in jail, but they probably won’t.

If they do agree to let her do rehab in CA, at least it foiled her plans. I’m sure she made arrangements for people to bring her drugs, booze and ciggies during visits. I don’t think she has any friends or family in CA, so no visits and no secret escape Hamptons’ parties! I guess we’ll find out soon!

503 days ago


The judge will kiss her hand & send her on her way.

503 days ago


Your honor, my client is servicing the flight crew, the plane has been grounded in NY until she is done. They demanded payment first. Its not her fault, she is innocent and knows not what she does.

503 days ago

Its Nikki Bitches    

They may be waiting for nothing, It looks like theres a Hummer in the parking lot

503 days ago


Well 90 days in jail will turn out to be no more than 2 weeks tops if that. So the 90 days is nothing. Dont forget also the time that was stayed on the necklace case though.

Someone mentioned this on the other thread to me I thikn it was Madysin but she should get the jail and then still have to do the rehab time. That would be appropiate action if she in fact did violate anything. I say if because who knows what special dealings went on behind closed doors.

503 days ago
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