Thursday 23 November 2017

Stars' drug case lawyer found dead

David Schubert was found dead in his Las Vegas home (AP/Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department)
David Schubert was found dead in his Las Vegas home (AP/Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department)

A former prosecutor-turned-fugitive who handled high-profile drug cases of celebrities Paris Hilton and Bruno Mars has been found dead in his Las Vegas home.

David Schubert, 49, recently completed a five-month prison term for crack cocaine possession. He was released in April.

Schubert's lawyer, Lou Schneier, said he was found sitting in his truck in the garage with the windows rolled down.

Schubert spent 10 years as a Clark County prosecutor, including a stint as a liaison to a national drug task force.

Earlier this year, he fled to Mexico to avoid jail, but soon returned to the US and told a judge he felt he had been treated exceptionally harshly.

Schubert was isolated in prison for his own safety because of his history as a prosecutor.

Press Association

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