Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Sheriff Baca under fire for release of celebrity
Charges of favoritism after Paris Hilton's early discharge are nothing new for the law enforcement official.
It's not the first time Lee Baca, the sheriff who opened the jail door for Paris Hilton, has had his judgment questioned.
He's been criticized for using his authority to benefit friends and supporters, and since coming to office he's accepted thousands of dollars worth of freebie meals, sports tickets and trips.
Baca is facing accusations of favoritism after making the decision that allowed Hilton to leave jail Thursday and serve out her sentence at her West Hollywood home.