Bruno Mars Cuts Deal to Clear Cocaine Conviction
Bruno Mars' luck seems to be skyrocketing. On the heels of his smash hit, 'Grenade,' returning to the top spot on Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart this week, the Hawaiian-born crooner has agreed to a deal in the case of his arrest for cocaine possession last year.
The 'Doo-Wops & Hooligans' creator, taken into custody last September after he was caught with the narcotics in a bathroom stall at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, entered a plea deal with Nevada's Clark County District Attorney's Office. According to TMZ, the D.A. has agreed to a "deferred adjudication"--if Mars steers clear of trouble for 12 months and performs 200 hours of community service, the conviction will be dropped.
As part of the deal, orchestrated by attorney Blair Berk along with prosecutors, the seven-time Grammy nominee will undergo private counseling in addition to performing community service. The felony will be officially dismissed at the close of the 12 months.