“PARIS Hilton’s billionaire grandfather donated money to the election campaign of the sheriff who released the 26-year-old American hotel heiress from jail, it has been revealed.
The contribution from William Barron Hilton, 78, co-chairman of the Hilton Hotel chain, to Sheriff Lee Baca’s re-election campaign is revealed in financial records.
A friend of the Hilton family said the temporary release of the heiress last week may have been a “quid pro quo”.
“A member of her family has been a contributor to Baca’s campaign and this may have been payback time,” the friend said.
“Her entourage initially were confident she would be out of jail in a few days.”