Lindsay Lohan Costing California Taxpayers Millions
Seen here crashing, then being entirely ignored at Leonardo DiCaprio‘s premiere party for J. Edgar, Lindsay Lohan served her 30-day jail sentence in four hours last night – No, really. And she has the balls to call it “scary.” – which apparently combined with all her legal shenanigans is costing the state of California a shit-ton of money. Fox News reports:
Given her years-long saga in the California court system that led to her hours-long incarceration, Lohan could have cost taxpayers over $250,000 per hour of the jail time she just served, experts say.
… “From logistics to the transcript reporters to the clerks, it is exorbitantly expensive to have a court appearance. It is important we understand what a waste of time this is,” former federal prosecutor Michael Wildes of Wildes & Weinberg told Fox411.com. “It costs tens of thousands of dollars per court appearance for all the clerks, the security, and those court reporters who get paid by the page, not to mention all the collateral support for something like this. Plus it diverts the administration of justice for other matters.”
“It has likely cost taxpayers millions of dollars,” attorney Vikki Ziegler contends. “This has been a four year ordeal that taxpayers in California must foot. That includes salaries for judges, prosecutors, court officers, court reporters, clerks, [and] other law enforcement professionals, who must all be paid, to have touched the Lohan case directly or indirectly in one shape or another.”
So hanging, right? They’re advocating hanging? Because how much is rope? I find that shit lying around all the time. You never hear cowboys going, “I dunno ’bout this hangin’, Buford. I reckon we’ll need to raise the sales tax.” That would be a fucking terrible movie.