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    Hefner's Shannon Twins Packing Legal Baggage

    Karissa Shannon, Kristina Shannon, mugshot Pinellas County Sheriff's Department

    Hugh Hefner's new gal-pals aren't quite as innocent as they look. Um, anyway?

    Florida police records show that 19-year-old twins Karissa and Kristina Shannon, who appear to be seeking permanent quarters in the Playboy Mansion, are currently on probation for a battery bust in St. Petersberg.

    The sisters were arrested in the early morning hours of Jan. 10 and booked on suspicion of felony aggravated battery, per arrest reports obtained by E! News. They were released from custody after posting $10,000 bonds and were later given probation and ordered to pay restitution for the incident, the details of which have not been determined just yet.

    Prior to that run-in with the law, Karissa Shannon was arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor battery last November.

    No further information about their dual arrests was available, but their records do indicate that the blonde, blue-eyed twins aren't exactly identical.

    Turns out Karissa has a cross tattooed on her lower back, while her sister has no identiyfing scars, marks or tattoos.

    A rep for Hefner and Playboy didn't immediately respond to a request for comment, but it would be hard to believe that the pajama-clad publishing titan doesn't perform background checks on whomever he brings into the fold?especially if they're going to be getting the Girls Next Door treatment.

    "They very much want to be girlfriends and now under the present circumstance, they probably will become my girlfriends," Hef told E! Online's Marc Malkin yesterday.

    (Originally published Oct. 9, 2008 at 4:16 p.m. PT)

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