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Paris Hilton Prosecutor Arrested on Drug Charges

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The Las Vegas district attorney who helped prosecute Paris Hilton and Bruno Mars on separate drug charges in 2010 was arrested and booked into jail on drug charges of his own over the weekend.

David Charles Schubert, 47, was booked into jail Saturday on a charge of possession of cocaine, according to jail records. The charge was the same on which Hilton and Mars were initially booked following their arrests last summer. The socialite and the musician both later struck plea deals.

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The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported that Schubert, a chief deputy district attorney, was arrested after allegedly buying crack cocaine from a street dealer as, unbeknownst to him, a police officer looked on.

Schubert was often assigned to Las Vegas’s high-profile and celebrity cases, and is a member of a federal drug task force.

Possession of cocaine is a felony in Nevada.