Dina Lohan sued for fraud

Lindsay Lohan's mother Dina is set for another court date after being accused of fraud for failing to pay back a $400,000 (€292,158) loan to a friend.

Lindsay Lohan's mother Dina is set for another court date after being accused of fraud for failing to pay back a $400,000 (€292,158) loan to a friend.

Las Vegas businessman Antonio Almeida filed a lawsuit in May 2006, claiming Dina failed to return the money he lent her four years ago to kick-start daughter Lindsay's music career.

Almeida's lawyer, A. Raymond Hamrick, says some of the money was used to record songs with Gloria Estefan's husband, Emilio Estefan.

But the Mean Girls actress parted company with Estefan after securing a deal with Casablanca Records, which released her album, 'A Little More Personal'.

Hamrick told New York Gossip column, PageSix: "My clients were out their money."

But Dina's lawyer, David Chesnoff said: "You mean the funds he claimed he lent her?"

Dina is currently fighting estranged husband Michael in court for custody of their two youngest children Aliana and Dakota.

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