When Linda Tripps first appeared on the cover of People magazine in 1997, she was only 18.
In the months since, she has become one of the biggest stars in Hollywood, with a platinum record for the hit song “I Want It That Way.”
But in May of this year, she found herself arrested for the second time in her life.
After her first arrest, she claimed she had been framed.
But when she appeared on People magazine’s cover again, it seemed to confirm her fears.
Tripps was photographed in a jail cell holding an iPhone that she had stolen.
“I know that this picture has given me so much joy,” Tripps told the magazine in a press release at the time.
“But this picture is also a reminder that the world is full of people that have done wrong, and that those who do wrong deserve to be held accountable.”
The picture was widely shared on social media.
But in recent months, Tripps has become a target of police and prosecutors in California, New York, Illinois, and elsewhere.
Now, Tripp has pleaded guilty to three felony counts, including stealing $200 worth of products from her own beauty salon.
“Linda Tripps’s actions have been a public health disaster and have contributed to the tragic deaths of thousands of innocent people, and will forever be a stain on the film industry and a stain upon my own character,” California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said in a statement.
“These types of criminal acts should never have occurred.
I will continue to work to hold people accountable.”
In June, the California Attorney Generals office filed a $10 million lawsuit against Tripps, claiming that she stole $200 from her beauty salon and then sold it to a private buyer for $2 million.
The case was dismissed last month, and the case is being appealed.
The attorney general said in the statement that Tripps had no idea that she was being arrested until after the stolen goods had been sold.
“It is clear that Tripp was not aware of her actions, and she was not present for her own arrest,” Becerras office said in its statement.
In addition to her plea, Trips agreed to pay $100,000 in restitution and undergo a drug test.
In January, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office agreed to drop the case against Tripp.
“When Linda Trips was arrested, she didn’t know that she’d be charged with multiple felonies,” Becerras office said.
“And the fact that she pleaded guilty is the result of the criminal justice system failing to protect her from the criminal elements of her crime.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.