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Sheriff vs. Judge in Michelle Rodriguez Case

1/10/2008 11:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

A war of sorts seems to be erupting between the L.A. County Sheriff's Department and some L.A. County judges on the subject of incarcerated celebs.

"Lost" star Michelle Rodriguez was released yesterday, after serving only 10% of her sentence. With a partial last day, that computes to 18 days in the pokey. The judge who sentenced her for a DUI-related probation violation had ordered that she fully serve her 180-day sentence. So why did the Sheriff do it?

Rodriguez's uber-lawyer Shawn Chapman Holley appeared in court yesterday where the judge expressed her displeasure about the plan to release Rodriguez early, but ultimately said the Sheriff controlled the jail. The judge made it clear -- she wanted Michelle in the slammer for her sentence.

But law enforcement sources say the Sheriff felt he had to treat Rodriguez the way he treats every other female inmate. Because of severe overcrowding, the standard is to release everyone after they serve 10% of their time. Even though the judge drew the line in the sand and demanded the full nine yards, the Sheriff felt equality was more important.

We're told the judge knew what the Sheriff was doing before Michelle was sprung. You'll recall the Sheriff had a standoff with the judge in the Paris Hilton case as well. It's the new court craze!

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1.

austraveller    

Good! Very good! I like this news! God bless you,Michelle Rodriguez. It is very good news for me this weekend!

2424 days ago
2.

rod munch    

First and WHO CARES !

2424 days ago
3.

Ooooo Noooo!    

Yet another Hollyweird who should stay in jail! When will these "people" really pay their debt to society? If over crowding is a problem, lets do what they do in Arizona, build a tent city jail compound! Let these Hollyweirds WORK making the meals, doing the laundry, cleaning the place to reduce costs. Better yet, make them PAY to stay there! HA!

2424 days ago
4.

Ooooo Noooo!    

Hey #2"Rod Munch" (ewwwwwww) you were NOT FIRST! LOL

2424 days ago
5.

Change    

She can change the future if she wants. So can you. Get on Board


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHyX0Yg6xrM

2424 days ago
6.

rod munch    

Yeah, I know, I missed it by a second or two, happy new year :) !

2424 days ago
7.

Jennifer2000    

CELEBRITIES

ARE

THE

ONLY

ROLL

MODELS

AMERICA

HAS.

WE

MUST

HOLD

CELEBRITIES

TO

A

HIGHER

STANDARD

IF

WANT

THE

CHILDREN

TO

BE

RESPONSIBLE

ADULTS.

TASER

BAD

CELEBRITIES. PLEEEEAAASSSEEEEEE !

2424 days ago
8.

Rhi    

Ok Rod Much...if you do not care then why take the time to post a comment...helllooo - common sense stepped outta here 5 minutes ago with that.

But for Michelle she did break the law, she got sentenced but while I do not think it is right she gets out after a 10% time served I do think that if they are going to let skanks like Paris and Nicole out then they need to do it for everyone. None of these celebs are special - they are people too...

2424 days ago
9.

Kelli    

Jennifer 2000, celebriteis are the only role model our children have? Uh, how about parents, teachers, grandparents, and everyone they see in there world. Celebrities? My kids dont even know who Britney,Lindsey,Paris or anyone else on here are. But good luck if your children have only celebrities as role models. CHANGE, thanks I looked at it and you have made up my mind.

2424 days ago
10.

awwwww    

thats sounds about right. That happens to everyone not just celebs. At least she did more than one hour.

2424 days ago
11.

theflyprof    

Hey Jennifer2000---apparently your "roll" models never taught you how to spell. Dork.

2424 days ago
12.

SMF    

This is nuts. Kiefer Sutherland has to serve all of 48 days in jail but Michelle doesn't. She not only has several dui's but she also defied the courts by lying about doing her community serve. What kind of justice does California have?? I can't wait until she does this again.

2424 days ago
13.

the cannon    

I love it! Overcrowding? Doesn't she stay awat from the general population? Is it overcrowded there? Yea right....BS

2424 days ago
14.

Johnny    

the standard is to release everyone after they serve 10% of their time. 10%? WTF? WTF? legal/ jail system is a JOKE! so you drink & drive, do drugs, murder & rape and get 10 years sentence and you will be out of jail in a year latest! No wonder nobody nowadays respect the law!

2424 days ago
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Fidel Ko    

She became the member of a online wealthy&beauty club (wealthysoulmate)

2424 days ago
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