Is Lindsay Lohan Back Hanging Out With Sketchy Pal?

Taryn Ryder
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Hey … they're probably just exchanging sobriety tips!

Lindsay Lohan has been spending a lot of her newly free time with an old friend (and once rumored flame), hotelier Vikram Chatwal. The duo went on a shopping spree together around SoHo in New York City on Tuesday before having dinner with pals at ABC Kitchen.

Wonder why Vikram's name sounds familiar?

The 41-year-old was arrested in April after trying to get on a plane with a large stash of drugs (specifically, cocaine, marijuana and prescription pills).

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Chatwal was sentenced to 12 months of in-patient rehab, and it was reported he was at Silver Hill hospital in New Haven, Connecticut, earlier this month getting sober.

Vikram — whose properties include the Dream Hotels — has been romantically linked to Lohan, although that has never been confirmed.

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Regardless, Lindsay doesn't exactly have the best track record when it comes to hanging out at Chatwal's hot spots.

In September 2012, she was arrested for fleeing the scene of an accident after she grazed a pedestrian outside the Dream Hotel in NYC's Chelsea neighborhood.

The following month, she and mother Dina reportedly partied there until 4 a.m. before getting into an altercation that resulted in police being called to the "Liz & Dick" star's childhood home in suburban New York after the 27-year-old and her mom became involved in a domestic dispute.

Lindsay, who recently sat down with Oprah Winfrey after finishing her sixth stint in rehab, told the talk show host she is a changed woman.

"The Canyons" actress has a sober coach in NYC and even canceled a trip to Europe when Oprah suggested it might not be the best thing for her sobriety.

Let's just hope Lindsay's sobriety coach keeps her away from the Dream!

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