of a necklace that's landed
in hot water. tmz.com is reporting the actress could be charged as early as today. nbc's kristen welker has the latest on the story. good morning. what can you tell us?
good morning, matt.
got out of rehab about a month ago. by all accounts the negative headlines are the last thing she needs. she is not speaking publically but her lawyer says the allegations are false.
did you steal the necklace, lindsay?
, silent, as she left a
courthouse last week. now she may have to answer to the law again. tmz.com reports that the
los angeles county district attorney
's office could charge her with a felony as early as today for allegedly stealing this $2500 necklace.
there are reports lindsay's attorney called her friday to let her know she would face
the bauble disappeared from this jewelry store. lohan was photographed wearing the necklace and authorities were about to search her home when the necklace was returned. they released this statement. we deny these allegations and if charges are filed we will fight them in court, not in the press.
is claiming is she borrowed the necklace from the store and her stylist forgot to return the item to the store.
lohan settled out of court after leaving a nightclub with someone else's mink coat.
investigated the disappearance of gems totaling $400,000 of a an
with lohan. she was not charged. the jewelry store gave police video which showed the actress in the shop the day the jewelry vanished.
it seems the possible charge she's facing is misdemeanor
lohan is under investigation for allegedly assaulting an employee at the
betty ford clinic
where she was a patient. lohan denies the claim. a judge ordered her to rehab after she violated probation on a
dui arrest. legal analysts say new
could be devastating.
even if she hasn't yet been convicted of a new charge, after a hearing before the judge in
she could be found in violation of probation and the judge could then sentence her to more time in
officials at the district attorney's office stay they are still reviewing the case. legal analysts say a
conviction carries a possible three-year
. lohan has a previously scheduled court date set for
, but if she is charged she could be in court a lot earlier. matt?
all right. kristin welker in
this morning for us. thank you very much.