Troubled star Lindsay Lohan sentenced to jail — again

Last Updated: Apr 23, 2011, 10:41 AM IST

Los Angeles: Several bailiffs led Lindsay Lohan from a Los Angeles courtroom on Friday after a judge who heard evidence against the actress in a theft case sentenced her to 120 days in jail for a probation violation.

The actress, who often conferred with her attorney throughout a preliminary hearing, showed little reaction as Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Stephanie Sautner gave her ruling.

Lohan’s attorney, Shawn Holley, said she will appeal, allowing Lohan, 24, to post bail, which was set at USD 75,000.

The 'Mean Girls' star also was ordered to serve more than 400 hours of community service, including 300 hours at a women’s center.

It will be Lohan’s fourth jail stint.

The ruling came after Sautner reduced Lohan’s grand theft case to a misdemeanor and after prosecutors gave their case against the actress.

Sautner ruled that prosecutors had shown that Lohan violated her probation on a 2007 drunken-driving case. The judge refused to dismiss the theft case against Lohan, who entered a not guilty plea Friday.

“I see the intent here,” Sautner said. “I see a level of brazenness with ‘Let me see what I can get away with here.”’

But Sautner also said she often sees more serious cases that get reduced to lesser charges and that she wanted to give the Lohan “an opportunity.”

Bureau Report