Skip to comments.Paris Hilton's Prosecutor Under Scrutiny
Posted on 06/25/2007 2:58:22 PM PDT by em2vn
When Paris Hilton was sprung from jail early, few were as outraged - and as outspoken - as the prosecutor who put her there.
But City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo's complaints of a two-tiered jail system where "the rich and powerful receive special treatment" have come to back to haunt him.
Among other things, he also admitted sticking the taxpayers with the bill after his wife crashed his city-issued car in 2004, and acknowledged that staffers have occasionally run personal errands and baby-sat his children.
The disclosures have led the California bar and the city Ethics Commission to open investigations of one of Los Angeles' highest-ranking law enforcement officers.
Delgadillo is a 46-year-old up-and-coming Democrat whose close advisers are said to refer to themselves as "Team 1600," a reference to the Pennsylvania Avenue address of the White House.
More than a week later, amid mounting pressure from the Los Angeles Times and other local news media, he disclosed that his wife banged up his city-issued GMC Yukon in 2004 while driving with a suspended license and that he left the taxpayers to foot the $1,222 repair bill. He reimbursed the city last week.
"Here's a sobering observation," the Times editorial page wrote. "Any police officer who committed Delgadillo's offenses would be fired, and appropriately so. Why does the city's top law enforcement official get a better deal than its rank and file?"
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I am starting to think it is time to closely check all our prosecutors.
Muncipal government in Los Angeles is now patterned after that of corrupt Mexico City. Everything is up for sale. I offer you Rocky Delgadillo, Sheriff Baca and Mayor Villaraigosa (D-Atzlan), three bueys who would fit right in to the PRI. They are not elected officials, they are patrons. A major U.S. city has become a Third World hell hole. Centuries of American tradition and standards down the toilet.
Sometimes when you screw with the bull,you get the horns.
He was right to prosecute Parris Hilton,but I am sure he didnt realise his own life would dopme under scrutiny.
People with money have power.
I would never have put 2&2 together. You’re absolutely right. He got Hiltoned. Good for them.
And people with power abuse it. Good for the Hiltons.
So you think its right for the Hiltons to use power and influence to attack the prosecutor?
You think Parris should have walked?
IMO the prosecutor needs to straighten up his act,but I also believe he did his job when he had her prosecuted.
2 wrongs dont make a right.
Yes - good for them! What makes you think only the rich and powerful can expose someone? What two wrongs? What’s wrong with exposing a ‘thief’? And I’m sure there is alot more about mr.procesutor than this one incident. Surely he knew his wife’s license was suspended, also. The law is only for who HE says it’s for. One more time, good for the Hiltons.
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