The IRS has seized Lindsay Lohan's bank accounts in an attempt to recover the $233,904 in unpaid taxes from 2009 and 2011, plus an unspecified amount from last year, according to TMZ.com.
The seizure has prompted Lindsay's father Michael Lohan to speak publically of his concern for the actress, "Where is all her money going?," he said to the New York Daily News. Good question sir! Lohan could really do without a battle with the IRS, given she's due in court on December 12 concerning her three misdemeanour charges related to her June car crash. It's likely that Lindsay will be forced to cough up bail money in the Los Angeles County, if Superior Court Judge Jane Godfrey revokes her shoplifting probation. Father Michael confirmed that his daughter made over $100,000 to promote the new Mr Pink energy drink and also helped mother Dina stave off foreclosure on her Long Island home with $40,000 in cash. "I care about one thing: Lindsay's life," said Michael, "I know she's drinking again, and that's bad enough. What happens if she goes to jail? They don't detox you in jail. I want her in rehab. I wanted her in rehab six months ago." Last week, it was reported how Charlie Sheen signed a cheque for $100,000 to help the actress - his Scary Movie 5 co-star - with her tax problems.
Lohan was arrested on Thursday after allegedly punching a woman at a Manhattan nightclub. Hours later she was charged with lying to police, relating to her June car crash. If the judge determines that this constitutes a violation of her probation, Lohan faces up to 245 days in jail (which means she could be behind bars for Christmas).