Bling ring member pleads

By Aaron Blevins, 11/01/2012


One of five members of the so-called Bling Ring pleaded no contest on Oct. 19 to burglarizing the home of Lindsay Lohan in 2009 and was sentenced, the District Attorney’s Office announced.

Diana Tamayo, 22, was sentenced to three years formal probation, ordered to complete 60 days of Caltrans and given credit for time served in jail.

In exchange for her plea, one felony count of conspiracy to commit burglary and one count of receiving stolen property was dismissed. Tamayo will return to court on Nov. 8 for a restitution hearing.

The remaining two defendants in the celebrity burglary case — Courtney Leigh Ames, 21, and Roy Lopez Jr., 30 — are also due in court on Nov. 8 for a pretrial hearing. Each is charged with conspiracy, first-degree residential burglary and receiving stolen property.

The three are part of a group of five people indicted in 2010. The indictment alleged that between September 2008 and August 2009, the group netted more than $3 million in jewelry, designer clothes and accessories from the homes of Orlando Bloom, Paris Hilton, Brian Austin-Green and Megan Fox, Lindsay Lohan and Patridge.

The two ringleaders, Nicholas Prugo and Rachel Lee, pleaded earlier.



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