Shady Doings: Lindsay Lohan’s Judge Leaves The Case

The judge in Lindsay Lohan’s case, Judge Marsha Revel, has voluntarily removed herself from the case as of last Friday. But why?

The prosecutor raised objections about the judge having hearings and conference calls without having the DAs present or being notified,” Los Angeles District Attorney spokeswoman Jane Robison told PEOPLE. “It happened several times.

In one particular instance, Judge Revel made a last-minute change regarding the rehab facility where Lohan should receive treatment, and didn’t notify the prosecutor.

She’s been replaced by Judge Elden Fox, who has overseen Winona Ryder’s shoplifting trial, a drug possession case of Courtney Love’s and Lane Garrison’s vehicular manslaughter case. So this should be old hat.

Lohan is at present tucked away at the UCLA Medical Center and we aren’t expected to see her until early November. But you know how hard those dates are, right?