Monday 27 February 2017

Cocaine case ends for Bruno Mars

Bruno Mars did not appear in person for the hearing
Bruno Mars did not appear in person for the hearing

Bruno Mars has had a cocaine possession case against him ended in the United States.

A judge in Nevada made the ruling after lawyers for the Grammy-winning star said he had stayed out of trouble and met other conditions of a plea deal reached almost a year ago.

The 26-year-old singer-songwriter of hits including Just The Way You Are did not appear in person in Clark County District Court in Las Vegas. His real name is Peter Gene Hernandez.

He pleaded guilty last February, but the judge postponed accepting the plea. Bruno didn't get formal probation, but the judge fined him 2,000 dollars and ordered him to perform 200 hours of community service and eight hours of drug counselling.

Judge Jessie Walsh agreed he completed probation, paid a 2,000 dollar fine and performed 200 hours of community service and eight hours of drug counselling.

Bruno acknowledged having 2.6 grammes of cocaine when he was arrested in September 2010 after a performance at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

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