Hollywood burglary gang suspect faces new charge

Nineteen-year-olds Nicholas Prugo, Diana Tamayo and Courtney Leigh Ames, and 27-year-old Roy Lopez Jr were all charged with felony burglary and entered not guilty pleas last month (Dec09).

The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office has now charged Ames with receiving stolen property, reports TMZ.com.

According to prosecutors, Ames wore a necklace allegedly belonging to Lindsay Lohan to court in November (09). A detective confiscated the jewellery in the courtroom.

Ames was also charged with a second count of receiving stolen property over a leather jacket belonging to Paris Hilton, which she did not wear to court.

Ames’ alleged crime partner Prugo also faces seven counts of first-degree burglary for break-ins at celebrity homes including those of Lohan, Bloom, Bilson and Hilton.

A Los Angeles judge also ruled last month (Dec09) that 18-year-old gang suspect Alexis Neiers will stand trial for looting Bloom’s property, after Prugo identified her on a security video entering the star’s Hollywood Hills home.