Talk:Michael Lohan

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Category:American criminals[edit]

I would delete this. The only thing of note are his relation to Lindsay, and a 2008 entry in imdb in what is probably a minor role. Not enough material to make a page out of.--Sleepy2222 (talk) 02:43, 26 January 2009 (UTC)
Is it just me, or does Lohan's inclusion in this category stretch the article's credibility? Were it not for his daughter's celebrity, here is a person who would be of no note whatsoever. I've met the man, and I assume he hopes to change that (preferably for the better) someday; for now, however, notability is (literally) relative... RadioKirk talk to me 20:07, 11 January 2006 (UTC)

Man, I didn't mean to cause such a stir. I was trying to think of another category to put him under and "American Criminals" was the only one I could think of. 21:59, 11 January 2006 (UTC)
Not a stir so much as a laugh, and I realize you weren't intending to be funny, so, my apologies for that. If it helps, though, "I need to think of a category" could be considered a reason to not pick one until one is appropriate. :) RadioKirk talk to me 22:31, 11 January 2006 (UTC)
I think he is notable as is Dina Lohan because they are parents of four aspiring performers, two which are very notable. Michael and Dina Lohan are frequently discussed in the media, and many may look into more information on them.(Circusstar (talk)) 22:26, 1 May 2010


As regards the now completed deletion discussion, in case of future such discussions: As a journalist, I have found that this article provides encyclopedic information that I actively use in news stories, after going to the linked, footnoted sources themselves for verification. It's particularly helpful for quickly verifying such delicate items as convictions and jail sentences. Without this article, it would take longer, often when I am on deadline, to find the appropriate sources that are available here in the footnotes. --Tenebrae (talk) 20:33, 19 July 2010 (UTC)


Lohan's parents, Richard E. Lohan and Marilyn (Desiderio), were both American. I think this stuff about Michael Lohan being born in Galway (!), Ireland is some kind of error - perhaps an extrapolation of the family maybe having ancestors from Galway. Certainly he is usually described as having been raised in Long Island, New York. All Hallow's Wraith (talk) 06:33, 4 November 2011 (UTC)

I looked at both sources now, and they're both The Sunday Mirror (Daily Mirror). I'm not even sure if British tabloids can be used as reliable sources at all, but this would seem definitely suspect, especially one that starts off by calling Lohan "the crazed Irish dad". All Hallow's Wraith (talk) 22:18, 4 November 2011 (UTC)
All of the sources report he was born in Ireland. Spelling Style (talk) 22:45, 11 August 2012 (UTC)
All tabloid sources. Tabloids are not definitive sources for information such as this. If The New York Times said Lohan was born in Ireland, I'd probably believe it. But these types of papers? No. All Hallow's Wraith (talk) 22:40, 11 October 2012 (UTC)

Commodities Futures Fraud[edit]

The article is not correct with regard to his early 1990s legal matters. See here:

It was not insider trading, it was fraud. He was ultimately sentenced to four years. This was his second commodities futures fraud case. That's why it was a criminal contempt case: in the first case he was ordered not to commit commodities futures fraud again, so when he did so he was in criminal contempt of that earlier court order. The article does not mention the first criminal matter.

In the second matter he served four years in prison in upstate NY. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:58, 7 November 2011 (UTC)


The section of the article does not make it clear whether or not he was the father. Could this be clarified? Spelling Style (talk) 22:40, 11 August 2012 (UTC)

Done. Thanks for pointing that out. Nightscream (talk) 23:01, 11 August 2012 (UTC)

Had me going[edit]

Does this guy really exist? This is just a put-on, isn't it? An elaborate put-on. Had me going, I'll admit. Rt3368 (talk) 09:15, 1 October 2013 (UTC)