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Remember when Bruno Mars was arrested in Las Vegas for cocaine procession in Vegas before a performance, well he has taken a plea in that case!
According to Access Hollywood,
Pop singer Bruno Mars is taking a plea deal in Las Vegas to be allowed to pay a fine, serve probation and have a felony cocaine possession charge against him dismissed, authorities said.
The 25-year-old Grammy nominee is due before a Las Vegas judge Feb. 4 to waive an evidentiary hearing so he can plead guilty and be sentenced in state court, his attorneys and Clark County District Attorney David Roger said.
Marsâ€™ real name is Peter Hernandez. Defense lawyers David Chesnoff and Blair Berk said that if he pays a $2,000 fine, performs 200 hours of community service, completes drug counseling and stays out of trouble for a year, no conviction will remain on his record.
â€œBruno is very appreciative he is being given this opportunity as a first offender not to suffer any conviction and instead to have his charge dismissed,â€ Berk told The Associated Press. â€œHe is taking all of this quite seriously.â€
The plea agreement will let Mars step past the Las Vegas cocaine charge a week before the 53rd Grammy Awards show in Los Angeles.
He spent a night in the Clark County jail in Las Vegas after his arrest in September following a performance at a Las Vegas nightclub.
An arrest report said a Hard Rock Hotel&Casino bathroom attendant noticed a man taking a long time in a stall with a bag of a white, powdered substance just before 2 a.m., and summoned security. The hotel-casino is separate from the restaurant chain with the same name.
Police said Mars handed over a bag containing 2.6 grams of cocaine, and told the arresting officer heâ€™d never used drugs before.
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