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    Clockwise from top right: Nick Prugo, mom Lynn Prugo, Prugo's 16-year-old sister and Rachel Lee. Nick Prugo met Lee at a school for struggling kids. Their friendship took a sinister turn when, according to police, Nick and Rachel began to burglarize celebrities' homes.
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    Police say Nick Prugo, Rachel Lee and others were part of a "Bling Ring" that allegedly stole more than $3 million in jewelry, clothes, accessories and cash from celebrities' homes. Here, Rachel Lee wears a necklace that Prugo said was stolen from the home of Rachel Bilson, a star of the prime-time drama series "The O.C." Prugo said Lee was the head of the burglary ring. "It was like 'Mission Impossible' kind of, you know, like I'm a secret agent," said Prugo. "And when it actually came time to do it, I'd always have to have Rachel lead or, you know, help me." Lee has pleaded not guilty.
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    Courtney Ames, an alleged member of the "Bling Ring." According to Nick Prugo, the necklace Ames is wearing was stolen from Lindsay Lohan's home. "All the targets were girls, all the clothes, purses… whatever, you know," Prugo told ABC. "Every girl likes new clothes. Cash is obviously attractive to me, but that's why the targets were chosen, mainly because [of] women wanting women's stuff." Ames has pleaded not guilty.
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    Nick Prugo said his friend Rachel Lee was the leader of the so-called "Bling Ring." He spoke with ABC about seeing Lee in court. "The air was like, it was cold … and the mood in the courtroom, it was just so dark," said Prugo. "It was really, it was really strange. … We actually sat like two seats away from each other and… I would feel her and see her kind of looking at me, and then I would look at her and she would look away and I think ... and vice versa. It was just weird, you know, 'cause after being like a friend like, that like so close to somebody, it's like how can you not…?" Lee and her attorney declined ABC News requests for an interview. Lee has pleaded not guilty.
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    Alleged members of the "Bling Ring," clockwise from top left: Diana Tamayo, Johnny Ajar, Alexis Neiers, Roy Lopez Jr., Courtney Ames and Nick Prugo. Ajar and Lopez helped sell valuables stolen from celebrities' homes, Prugo said. "The guys were older -- and both of them, um, [we] met through Courtney," Prugo said. "She is like, 'I know this guy, you know, he has a way of getting rid of things and selling things.' Which, you know, then it started, you know, getting like really serious, 'cause it's like... now you are like re-selling to like real criminals..." The six suspects are charged with at least one of the 10 celebrity burglaries. Prugo is charged with seven counts of residential burglary. Each count carries a sentence of two to six years. They have all pleaded not guilty.
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