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Bruno Mars

Cuts Deal in

Coke Possession Case

2/16/2011 1:45 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Bruno Mars just formally pled guilty today to possession of a controlled substance.

Bruno Mars

Mars was in a Las Vegas courtroom with his lawyer, Blair Berk, when Mars pled guilty to felony cocaine possession, but if he stays out of trouble for 12 months, the charge will be dismissed -- as if it never happened.

Mars is also required to do 8 hours of private counseling and 200 hours of community service with a charitable organization.  He must also pay a $2,000 fine -- which he's paying today ... because he has Bruno Mars money.

Berk tells TMZ, "We are very pleased  that the prosecution has agreed to dismiss the charge."

As we previously reported, Bruno was arrested in September at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino after a bathroom attendant told security a man was doing coke in the bathroom.


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kp    

how much did that cost to stay out of jail, the average joe doesn't have that option. Hollywood strikes again, Paris get the same deal.

1308 days ago
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PAULIE    

only in holly wood, in the bronx he would get time or def. probation!

1308 days ago
3.

viktor    

I agree, KP. Hollywood justice is different for celebrities. What a farce!
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1308 days ago
4.

justsaying    

You better thank your lucky stars you aren't Black. If you were, celebrity or not, you'd be singing your songs from prison for about 10-15 years.

1308 days ago
5.

Sam    

Who?

1308 days ago
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jus-sayin    

suprise-suprise

1308 days ago
7.

jsanchez    

What a load of crap. I have known good people who've only had one arrest (cocaine poss) and got as many as 10 years probation! This is absurd. Most of the regular, good folks can't even vote because of the conviction - not to mention trying to find decent jobs. So unjust.

1308 days ago
8.

dd    

WARNING! what happens in Vegas is never kept quiet..when will people learn.

1308 days ago
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TMZ@Froggy.biz    

The jails are full!

1308 days ago
10.

Charlie    

Yo Yo, I am a hollywood star and listen up, you all think this is crap? So what you going to do about it? Yeah, we tell the DA's and Judges how its going to be and for the most part it works but why are you worried about it? Didn't your mom ever tell you to just mind your business? We also are put under a microscope, you are not; so when we are pulled over all of a sudden no story works!

1308 days ago
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Bubbles The Chimp    

It was some of Paris' crushed mint.

1308 days ago
12.

Jay    

@ 14

Lindsay had the crushed mint, Paris had gum.

1308 days ago
13.

John    

Gotta love celeb justice.

1308 days ago
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eyecandy    

"We are very pleased that the prosecution has agreed to dismiss the charge."...He hasn't even started doing community service yet...don't count your chickens before they hatch!!!

1308 days ago
15.

FO REAL    

HEY BETTER STAY CLEAN...HES WAY TO TALENTED TO THROW IT ALL AWAY. HIS GRAMMY PERFORMANCE WAS AWESOME!

1308 days ago
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