Woman faces prison in LA celebrity burglary ring

September 23, 2011 - 2:10 PM
Celebrities Burglarized

FILE - In this Feb. 3, 2010 file photo, Rachel Lee leaves the Los Angeles Superior Court downtown Los Angeles. Lee pleaded no contest on Friday, Sept. 23, 2011, to first-degree residential burglary and is expected to be sentenced to four years in state prison in October. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A woman accused of being one of the ringleaders of a group of young adults who broke into celebrities' homes has pleaded no contest to burglarizing reality starlet Audrina Patridge's home.

District Attorney's spokeswoman Jane Robison says Rachel Lee entered the plea Friday in Los Angeles. The 21-year-old faces up to four years in prison when she is sentenced on Oct. 21.

Prosecutors say Lee helped mastermind break-ins at the homes of stars such as Lindsay Lohan and Paris Hilton. Lee was initially charged with a burglary at Lohan's home, but a judge dropped that count last year.

Her attorney, Peter Korn, did not immediately return a phone message seeking comment.

Lee is the second member of the so-called "Bling Ring" to enter pleas in the string of burglaries.