The Beverly Hills jewelry store that accused LINDSAY LOHAN of theft sold the video surveillance tape for more than $35,000 and THAT may get LiLo off the hook with authorities.
Both the prosecution and the defense are extremely unhappy that the jewelry store sold the tape, a source said. "Neither side wanted it released. Neither side sanctioned this sale."
Kamofie & Co. sold the tape to multiple outlets, getting various amounts for different rights. One sale was to a media broker who then shopped it.
"The jewelry store wanted a bidding war to maximize profits.
"They chopped up the sale to different outlets to make as much money as possible," the source divulged.
Lindsay is accused of stealing a necklace worth $2,500 from the store.
With the sale of potentially incriminating evidence made available. Prosecution fears that their case is now tainted and police sources say that a plea deal may very well be struck – without Lohan serving any jail time.