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Reality star gets jail time for role in 'bling ring'

By Alan Duke, CNN
Alexis Neiers, 18, entered a no-contest plea to a single felony charge of robbery.
Alexis Neiers, 18, entered a no-contest plea to a single felony charge of robbery.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Alexis Neiers wipes away tears, pleads no contest to felony
  • "Bling ring" member was accused of burglary at Orlando Bloom's home
  • Neiers was sentenced to 180 days in L.A. County jail
  • Bling ring took more than $3 million in property from Hollywood stars

Los Angeles, California (CNN) -- Reality TV personality Alexis Neiers was sentenced to 180 days in jail Monday for her role in the "bling ring" burglaries of celebrity homes in the Hollywood, California, area.

Neiers, 18, wiped away tears after entering a no-contest plea to a single felony charge of burglarizing the home of actor Orlando Bloom last July.

Without the plea deal, Neiers could have faced six years in prison for the burglary, the prosecutor said.

She also avoids charges on other burglaries tied to the ring, including break-ins at the homes of Lindsay Lohan and Paris Hilton.

Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Peter Espinoza imposed the plea-bargained sentence that included the jail term, three years probation, a two-year suspended prison sentence and restitution to be determined later.

Neiers must start her 180 days in the county jail on June 24, he said.

A Los Angeles police detective testified at a preliminary hearing in December that Neiers was one of four people caught by a security video camera carrying bags out of Bloom's Hollywood Hills home in the early morning hours of July 13.

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Property belonging to actresses Lohan and Rachel Bilson was found at Neiers home, the detective said.

More than $3 million in stolen property was recovered from another alleged burglar, police said.

One of the suspects told investigators they used online gossip sites to track where celebrities lived and when they would not be home, according to court documents.

The E! cable network was producing a reality series about Neiers and her family when she was arrested last year. Instead of interrupting the show, "Pretty Wild" included the real-life drama in its story line.