“Bling Ring” Member Released From Jail

By Brennan McCord

Jul 26, 2010 3:33pm

ABC News' Brennan McCord reports:

A member of the alleged “Bling-Ring” posse has been released from jail 5 months early.  Reality show starlet Alexis Neiers was released from the Century Regional Detention Center in Lynwood at 6:41 p.m. Friday night according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. 

Neiers received three years felony probation and an obligation to pay a portion of the restitution which is undetermined. 

Neiers, 18, who stars in the E! reality show “Pretty Wild”pleaded no contest to a felony residential burglary charge on June 24 resulting from a break-in at the home of "Pirates of the Caribbean" star Orlando Bloom. She agreed to a plea deal after Bloom was scheduled to testify against her.  She was sentenced to a six month jail term but only served 30 days of that sentence.

Neiers and three others were allegedly caught on a surveillance camera last summer breaking into Bloom’s home and stealing several handbags according to detectives.   Alleged members of the “Bling Ring” group are also accused of breaking into several other celebrity homes including Paris Hilton, Audrina Patridge, and Rachel Bilson making off with thousands of dollars in cash and jewelry.  The rest of the group including Nick Prugo, Rachel Lee, Courtney Lee Ames, Roy Lopez Jr. and Diana Tamayo were indicted earlier this month and have all plead not guilty to conspiracy charges.  The group may go on trial in November.

In a statement released Friday night, Neiers said, "I've had time to reflect on my life and the choices that led me to this experience, left alone in my cell 23 hours a day and having everything stripped away but the bare essentials. I did a lot of soul searching. I feel very humbled and see my life in a way that I have come to be very grateful for and I am also grateful to everyone who has helped and supported me through this."

Ironically, Neiers was serving her sentence in the same facility as actress Lindsay Lohan, who was sentenced to 90 days as a result from violating her DUI probation. 

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