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Bruno Mars taking plea deal in Vegas cocaine case

Bruno Mars taking plea deal in Vegas cocaine case

Pop star Bruno Mars is taking a plea deal that'll get him a fine, probation and eventual dismissal of a felony cocaine possession charge in Las Vegas.
His attorneys and District Attorney David Roger say the 25-year-old Grammy nominee is due Feb. 4 to waive an evidentiary hearing so he can plead guilty in state court.
Mars' real name is Peter Hernandez. Under the plea deal, his case would be dismissed after a $2,000 fine, 200 hours of community service, drug counseling and a year on probation.
The "Just the Way You Are" singer was arrested in September after a Las Vegas nightclub performance. Police said he had 2.6 grams (0.09 ounces) of cocaine.
Defense lawyer Blair Berk says Mars appreciates the opportunity he's getting.
Celebrity website TMZ first reported the deal.


Updated : 2021-01-16 17:20 GMT+08:00