Lindsay Lohan ends home detention after 35 days

LOS ANGELES Wed Jun 29, 2011 10:38pm BST

Actress Lindsay Lohan leaves the courthouse in Los Angeles, California June 23, 2011. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Actress Lindsay Lohan leaves the courthouse in Los Angeles, California June 23, 2011.

Credit: Reuters/Lucy Nicholson

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actress Lindsay Lohan was released from home detention on Wednesday after spending 35 days at her Los Angeles apartment for stealing a gold necklace, authorities said.

A private company that handles monitoring equipment for home detention inmates removed the electronic ankle bracelet from the "Mean Girls" star on Wednesday morning, said Steve Whitmore, a spokesman for the Sheriff's Department.

Lohan was sentenced in May to 120 days in jail, but the 24 year-old actress qualified for a shorter period of house arrest under programs for nonviolent offenders and to reduce overcrowding in Los Angeles jails.

Lohan, a former child star, pleaded no contest in May to the theft of a $2,500 (1,557 pounds) gold necklace from a Los Angeles boutique. She had walked out of the store wearing the jewellery.

Her once promising Hollywood career has been derailed because of repeated run-ins with the law and trips to rehabilitation to deal with drug and alcohol problems.

Nevertheless, she is due to start filming a movie about New York crime boss John Gotti later this year with co-stars John Travolta and Al Pacino.

(Reporting by Alex Dobuzinskis: Editing by Jill Serjeant)

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