Pretty Wild star Alexis Neiers, 18, pleads no contest to one felony count of burglary

By Ken Lee
Updated May 10, 2010 06:40 PM
Credit: INF

Talk about star power.

Faced with a possible courtroom appearance by Orlando Bloom, reality TV star Alexis Neiers pleaded no contest Monday to felony burglary of the Pirates of the Caribbean star’s home.

In the 11th-hour plea bargain, the 18-year-old Neiers, who appears with her family on E!’s Pretty Wild, was sentenced to six months in jail and received three years probation. She appeared somber in court and was ordered to surrender to begin her sentence on June 24.

“The weight of Bloom’s [potential] testimony made us realize that the odds were stacked against us,” Neiers’s attorney Jeffery Rubenstein said. “We decided it was in Alexis’s best interest for her to take responsibility for her limited role in this case and do her time. She’s looking forward to moving on with her life.”

Bloom was prepared to testify about losing over a half-million dollars in artwork, watches and other valuables to what police say was a ring of teenage burglars. In a yearlong crime spree, the youths hit the homes of Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan, Rachel Bilson and other young celebrities, netting more than $3 million in luxury goods.

Five other defendants face a variety of felony charges in the ongoing case.