Often we hear about some sensational trial or charges when the case is first opened or the court proceedings are underway. But we don’t often hear about how everything ended up turning out in the end.
For example, President Clinton was investigated for years in a string of allegations that finally culminated in the infamous Starr Report. Due to the findings in that report, Clinton was impeached for lying under oath about his relationship with Monica Lewinsky.
But what about all the other allegations that Ken Starr repeatedly broadened his investigation to look into? What about Whitewater, Travelgate, Filegate, and Vince Foster’s death? These are terms that are sure to resurface in a potential Hillary Clinton 2016 campaign, even though the youngest eligible voters in 2016 were not even born when the special prosecutor's investigations began, and only two years old when the Lewinsky scandal broke.
Ken Starr’s successor, Robert Ray, released a report that stated, “This office determined that the evidence was insufficient to prove to a jury beyond a reasonable doubt that either President or Mrs. Clinton knowingly participated in any criminal conduct."
Back in 2011, there was a lot of coverage about charges that actress Lindsay Lohan stole a $2,500 necklace from a jewelry store. At the time, Lohan claimed she did not have it. Then she said it was not stolen, but was on loan to her and her stylist would return it. The store owner said Lohan had put it in her purse, but video showed that Lohan simply walked out of the store wearing it.
In the end, Lohan pleaded “no contest” to the charge and was sentenced to 120 days in jail. Her informal probation extended until this year.
And here, as the man said, is the rest of the story.
Superior Court Judge James R. Dabney has ended Lohan’s probation in the necklace case. Reports state that she finished 102 hours of her 240-hour probation sentence by working with disabled adults and neglected children.
“The judge was pleased, the prosecutors were pleased and of course I’m pleased that Lindsay's doing well on probation, with her career, and generally with her life," Lohan's attorney said.
Lohan is currently in London working on a production of David Mamet’s Speed-the-Plow and apparently has no burning plans to return to the U.S.
While news about Lohan in the States seems to be mostly about charges and rehab, Lohan's performance in the Mamet play in London has been called "possibly the best thing about this show." Maybe Lohan has found a place to fit and grow.