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Las Vegas Prosecutor Who Handled Paris Hilton Drug Case Takes a Plea of His Own

Posted Oct 12, 2011 2:00 PM CDT
By Stephanie Francis Ward

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David Schubert, a former Clark County, Nev., deputy district attorney who prosecuted cocaine cases against celebrities Paris Hilton and Bruno Mars, last month pled guilty to felony possession of a controlled substance not for sale, the Associated Press reports.

A Las Vegas police officer stopped Schubert’s vehicle in March, after observing what he thought was a drug deal. The officer noticed what turned out to be 0.01 grams of cocaine in the car, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported, and also found a handgun and ammunition. In April, Schubert resigned from the Clark County district attorney’s office, and in May, he was charged with felony gun and drug possession.

A part of the Sept. 7 plea agreement, a Clark County District Court judge agreed to postpone recording the conviction while Schubert serves three years probation. If Schubert stays out of trouble, he ,will not have a conviction on his record.

According to the AP the Nevada State Bar hasn’t taken action against Schubert yet, and his defense lawyer William Terry told the news agency that Schubert now practices criminal defense law in Las Vegas.

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