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Lindsay Lohan Sentenced to 4 Months Jail; May Serve at Home

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Lindsay Lohan's headed for jail next month . . . or is she?

After pleading (through her lawyer) no contest for stealing a pricey necklace at an L.A. store in January, the star, 24, was sentenced to four months in jail on Wednesday, Reuters reports.

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Lohan wasn't in court this time for the sentencing on the theft charge, which reduced to a misdemeanor. The Mean Girls actress was sentenced to 120 days in jail and 480 hours community service. A judge told the troubled starlet to report to jail by June 17.

There's a major bright side for Lohan, though: Her attorney noted in court that, due to overcrowding in L.A. jails, Lohan will likely serve her sentence under house arrest or with an electronic monitoring program.

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Lohan — ordered to complete psychological counseling and an anti-shoplifting program — could also shave off time off those 4 months thanks to good behavior.

It's not up to the judge, Stephanie Sautner, whether Lohan serves her sentence at home or for less time — that's up to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department which runs the jail system.

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"Any early release on house arrest seems to be a triple bonus," Sautner complained in court. " (But) I am not about to battle the Sheriff. I do order that while under house arrest she is not allowed out to do community service."

Despite her ongoing legal woes, Lohan landed her first movie role in years last month: a minor role in flick about the NYC Gotti mafia clan starring John Travolta, wife Kelly Preston and Al Pacino.

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