Judge Rules Lohan Violated Probation, Sets Trial Date

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April 22, 2011 | 7:05pm EST

A Los Angeles judge has ruled Lindsay Lohan violated the terms of her probation after she was charged with the theft of a necklace and has ordered her to stand trial in June.
The Mean Girls actress is accused of stealing the $2,500 item from California store Kamofie & Co. in January. She has maintained her innocence and rejected a second plea deal in March.

Lohan appeared in court on Friday for a preliminary hearing, where testimonies were heard from a number of potential witnesses, including police detectives and shop owner Sofia Kaman.

Judge Stephanie Sautner denied a motion filed by Lohan’s lawyer Shawn Holley to dismiss the case and ruled the star had broken the terms of her probation, stemming from a previous DUI charge.

However, she decided to reduce the crime from a felony to a misdemeanour because the DUI count took place four years ago.

Lohan formerly pleaded not guilty to the charge.

Judge Sautner set a trial date for 3 June and ordered Lohan to attend a pretrial date on 11 May, reports TMZ.com.

The actress faces a stint in jail if convicted of the charge.

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