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December 21, 2014

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Bruno Mars taking plea deal in Las Vegas cocaine case

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Peter Hernandez

Pop star Bruno Mars is taking a plea deal that will get him a fine, probation and eventual dismissal of a felony cocaine possession charge in Las Vegas.

His attorneys and Clark County District Attorney David Roger say the 25-year-old Grammy nominee is due Feb. 4 to waive an evidentiary hearing so he can plead guilty in state court.

Mars' real name is Peter Hernandez. His case would be dismissed after a $2,000 fine, 200 hours of community service, drug counseling and a year on probation.

The "Just the Way You Are" singer was arrested in September after a Las Vegas nightclub performance. Police said he had 2.6 grams of cocaine.

Defense lawyer Blair Berk says Mars appreciates the opportunity he's getting.

Celebrity website TMZ first reported the deal.

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  1. Good old David 'celeb plea deal' Roger does it again. How lucky for Mr. Mars that someone thinks he's a celeb!