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Lohan burglary charge dismissed

A judge has dismissed a burglary charge against a woman accused of breaking into actress Lindsay Lohan's home, saying there was insufficient evidence.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Larry Paul Fidler dismissed the case against Rachel Lee during a hearing on Friday.

He ruled that the grand jury which indicted Lee was not given enough evidence to support the burglary count.

But he indicated that prosecutors may have enough evidence to support a charge that Lee received a fur coat stolen from the Mean Girls star's Hollywood Hills home in August 2009.

The judge noted that no-one positively identified Lee as one of the people seen on surveillance footage.

She still faces charges that she burgled the homes of Paris Hilton and Audrina Patridge. Lee also faces a conspiracy charge, along with four others charged with the burglaries.

Her lawyer, Peter Korn, and prosecutor Chris Baker declined to comment after the hearing.

Mr Baker had said authorities still hoped to turn up better evidence tying Lee, 20, to the Lohan burglary.

Judge Fidler said it appeared she was charged because she was the only Asian member of the so called "Bling Ring" and matched a vague description of one of the Lohan burglars.

The judge is expected to rule when the case reconvenes on January 14.


From Belfast Telegraph