TIL a year after receiving her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, actress Winona Ryder was arrested for shoplifting over 5,000 dollars worth of merchandise from Saks Fifth Avenue. Los Angeles D.A. Stephen Cooley assembled a team of eight prosecutors for the case.

Read more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winona_Ryder#2001_arrest

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  1. Since OP didn’t for some reason:

    >She was accused of using drugs during the trial, including oxycodone, diazepam, and Vicodin without valid prescriptions. She was convicted of grand theft,[147] shoplifting, and vandalism but was acquitted on the felony charge of burglary.[148] In December 2002, she was sentenced to three years of probation, 480 hours of community service, $3,700 in fines, and $6,355 in restitution to the Saks Fifth Avenue store, and she was ordered to attend psychological and drug counseling.[149] On June 18, 2004, Superior Court Judge Elden Fox reviewed Ryder’s probation report and noted that she had served 480 hours of community service, and the felonies were reduced to misdemeanors. She remained on probation until December 2005.[150]

  2. Eight prosecutors? Great use of resources. I think Winona should have been treated the same as anyone else but it looks like the great Stephen Cooley was trying to show off a bit.

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