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January 31, 2015

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Former prosecutor in custody after return to Las Vegas


Leila Navidi

Former Deputy District Attorney David Schubert appears for sentencing on cocaine possession charges in the courtroom of Judge Douglas Herndon at the Regional Justice Center in Las Vegas on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011. Schubert was sentenced Monday, Feb. 27, 2012, to a maximum of 40 months in prison and a $5,000 fine.

Former Clark County prosecutor David Schubert was brought back to Las Vegas and placed in custody at the Clark County Detention Center on Thursday.

Schubert had pleaded guilty to possession of cocaine in September, but he failed to show in court to begin his sentence on Sept. 21. He was later found in San Diego and placed in custody on Oct. 1.

Schubert prosecuted several high-profile drug cases including ones involving celebrities Paris Hilton and Bruno Mars. He resigned from the Clark County District Attorney’s Office in March 2011 after he was arrested with $40 of cocaine and an unregistered handgun.

Clark County Detention Records show that Schubert was charged with probation violation. His hearing is scheduled for Oct. 22.

Schubert was also sentenced to 40 months in prison and a $5,000 fine for possession of cocaine.

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