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Lindsay Lohan's lawyer accused of witness tampering, report says

Actress Lindsay Lohan appears in court with her new attorney, Mark Heller, by her side on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013.

March 26, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
The lawyer who represented Lindsay Lohan in her lying-to-cops case is reportedly under investigation for suspicion of witness tampering.

According to CNN, Santa Monica police are investigating New York lawyer Mark Heller on suspicion of asking Lohan's personal assistant to lie in his testimony by saying he had control of the Porsche when it crashed into a dump truck on Pacific Coast Highway last June. Heller calls the claims "ridiculous."

Last week, Lohan pleaded no contest to reckless driving and lying to police who were investigating the accident.

She was sentenced to 90 days in a locked-in drug rehab facility. She also has to serve 30 days of community labor and 18 months of psychological counseling.