Ex-prosecutor gets prison deal in Vegas drug case
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A former Las Vegas prosecutor told a judge he's been treated exceptionally harshly during his sentencing to 12 to 30 months in prison on a drug possession conviction.
The judge sentenced 49-year-old David Schubert after he was returned from Mexico, where he fled to avoid jail after pleading guilty in the crack cocaine possession case.
Judge Carolyn Ellsworth cut his prison term from a possible 16 to 40 months, gave Schubert 40 days credit for time served and ordered him enrolled in a prison substance abuse program.
Schubert's attorney said his client was grateful for the reduced sentence and opportunity for treatment and said he hopes to resume practicing law in the future.
Schubert once prosecuted the high-profile drug cases of celebrities Paris Hilton and Bruno Mars.