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Lindsay Lohan has new court trouble

Lindsay Lohan has been taken into custody after a US judge revoked her probation because she was kicked off a community service assignment at a women's shelter.

"There has been violation after violation," Superior Court Judge Stephanie Sautner said in Los Angeles.

Bail was set at 100,000 US dollars (£63,000). Lindsay's spokesman Steve Honig said it was immediately posted and the actress was later released from Airport Courthouse.

"We're dealing with someone on probation. Most people on probation don't always do things perfectly," her lawyer, Shawn Holley, said.

A city prosecutor recommended jail time, but the judge set a November 2 hearing to decide whether Lindsay should serve another stint behind bars, where she has been sent four previous times only to be released early due to jail overcrowding.

"If jail meant something in the state of California now, maybe I'd put her in jail," Ms Sautner said.

The development marked the latest legal problem for 25-year-old Lindsay, who was given probation for a 2007 drunken driving case and a misdemeanour theft case this year.

"Lindsay is hoping this matter will be resolved on November 2 and the court will reinstate probation and allow her to continue fulfilling her community service," Mr Honig said.

She had been ordered in April to serve 360 hours at the Downtown Women's Centre, an agency that helps homeless women.

Nine of Lindsay's appointments at the centre were "just blown off" and she "showed up once and left after an hour", Ms Sautner said. She has since started serving hours with the American Red Cross, but Ms Sautner said that would not count because it was not part of her sentence.

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