The alleged ringleader of the gang accused of burgling the homes of Lindsay Lohan and Rachel Bilson has been placed in protective custody after receiving "numerous" death threats.
Nick Prugo's lawyer claims his client was targeted after providing Los Angeles police with information relating to a string of raids on the rich and famous.
His tip offs reportedly lead to the arrest of the other alleged members of the so-called 'Hollywood burglar bunch'.
Lawyer Sean Erenstoft tells TMZ.com, "Multiple law enforcement agencies are involved in the protection of Nick Prugo and his family."