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L.A. Attorney Pleased With Paris Ruling

Oct. 27 2008, Published 7:07 a.m. ET

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Rocky Delgadillo deserves the chance to gloat a little. When Judge Michael T. Sauer ordered Paris Hilton back behind bars earlier today, it marked a vindication of a months-long campaign by the Los Angeles city attorney to ensure that celebrities are subject to the same standards of law enforcement as regular citizens.

"Today, justice was served," Delgadillo—who learned of Hilton's early release in Boston, where he was attending his Harvard class reunion—tells Radar. "This decision sends a message that no one, no matter how wealthy or powerful, is above the law."

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Delgadillo has long wondered why underage stars like Lindsay Lohan and the Olsen twins are consistently able to enter 21-plus clubs and drink in public without difficulty, and without much public outcry. But when Hilton was released, on Sheriff Lee Baca's orders, it seemed to tap a vein of pent-up outrage. "Our office was inundated with calls," he says.


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