Man gets 4 years for Dunst handbag heist at NY hotel

The Associated Press, Tuesday, September 7, 2010, 10:49am (PDT)
  • NEW YORK (AP) -- A man convicted of stealing Kirsten Dunst's designer purse from a New York hotel suite has been sentenced to four years in prison.

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    James Jimenez was convicted of burglary in June. He was sentenced Tuesday.

    A jury had found him guilty of stealing Dunst's $2,000 designer purse. Actor Simon Pegg's cell phone and other items also were taken from the chic hotel in 2007.

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    The actors were staying at the hotel while filming "How to Lose Friends & Alienate People."

    Prosecutors had argued that Jimenez deserved seven years behind bars.

    He denied any wrongdoing.

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