Lindsay Lohan: Prosecutors Investigating Community Service Hour Claims
The actress claims she completed 80 hours of service in just 9 days
The actress’ lawyer, Shawn Holley, appeared in court in Santa Monica, California, on Wednesday to submit proof of her client’s community service progress stemming from her 2012 reckless driving charge.
But, Chief Deputy City Attorney Terry White was not convinced she actually did the work – and now he’s demanding an investigation into her service hours.
White said that court documents claiming Lohan completed 80 hours of community service in just nine days were particularly suspect, according to the Associated Press.
“If this was Lindsey Smith, nobody would allow this,” White added, according to the AP.
According to White, Lohan unfairly received credit for community service she claims she completed while living in London.
“She got to shake hands with people, and that’s community service,” White told the AP. “I’d love to hang out with a celebrity all day and see their life, but that’s not community service.”
Superior Court Judge Richard Stone gave White until Feb. 18 to verify Lohan’s service hours.
While Lohan’s attorney, Mark Heller, acknowledged to PEOPLE that “there’s always a lot of drama surrounding” his client, he contends she completed the service hours by the book.
“[Lindsay’s] had a very successful and acclaimed run in a London play,” Heller explained. “She’s doing very well and completed her community service to the best of my knowledge while she was abroad.”
If prosecutors are able to prove Lohan didn’t complete the hours as stated in the court documents, there’s a possibility the actress could serve jail time, according to multiple reports.