Paris Hilton Drug Prosecutor Nabbed for Crack

David Schubert caught buying coke on Vegas street: police
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 21, 2011 9:08 AM CDT
Top Las Vegas Drug Prosecutor in Paris Hilton, Bruno Mars Cases Arrested for Crack Cocaine
Peter Hernandez, aka Bruno Mars, center, appears in court on a cocaine possession charge, Friday, Feb. 4, 2011, in Las Vegas. Deputy DA David Schubert is at left.   (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

A top Las Vegas drug prosecutor is getting a view from the other side: He's been arrested for allegedly buying crack cocaine, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports. David Schubert, who has prosecuted the likes of Paris Hilton and Bruno Mars, was spotted buying the drug from a street dealer on Saturday, police say. "It's disheartening to know the individual who I assigned to prosecute high-level drug cases is allegedly using rock cocaine," said the DA. "His future is bleak with the district attorney's office."

Schubert has been suspended and is in the process of being terminated, he added. But the man who defended Hilton and Mars took Schubert’s side. “I believe everyone is innocent until proven guilty. And I always root for the underdog,” he said. (More prosecutor stories.)

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