Paris Hilton Prison Drama: Was Judge Michael Sauer Biased?
Sheriff Lee Baca, who released Paris Hilton from prison earlier this week, has told the reporters the only special treatment the wealthy socialite received was the amount of sentence. Was Judge Michael Sauer an emotional man on a mission fueled by conservative bias?
Infuriated, Judge Sauer ordered that Hilton be brought back into courthouse with bold, aggressive handwriting ended with two exclamation marks: "LASD [Los Angeles Sheriff's Department] directed to bring D (defendant) to court!!"
Not interested in hearing about Hilton's alleged medical problems, the Judge ordered that the heiress serve the remander of her original 45-day sentence effective immediately.
Sherrif Baca said in a statement that the LA County jail system is the largest in the United States and it currently houses 20,000 inmates, 90% of whom are serious felons held on murder charges or attempted murder charges.
Hilton was one of the low-level offenders who normally serve 10% of their jail sentence due to the jail system being overcrowded.
Baca then argued that most people convicted of similar drink-driving offences would face at most a few days in jail rather than six weeks.
The judge however gave Hilton a 45-day sentence and furthermore he pre-empted, with a special motion, any attempt to reassign her to house arrest.
Judge Sauer had said he was not going to give Paris Hilton any "celebrity justice" because of her status.
Could that status, however, have influenced the judge to give her unfair justice?
Finally, the Judge had also said he himself was stranger to fame and celebrity. As TMZ discovered, he did bask in a bit of spotlight himself.
According to the website, the Judge indulged in a standing ovation from his fellow church-goers as he entered the St. Brendan church in Los Angeles, the Sunday after he made the original ruling.
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