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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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16.

A Fan    

"I'd catch a grenade for ya (yeah, yeah, yeah) throw my hand on a blade for ya, i'd jump in front of train for ya..."

1259 days ago
17.

JAN    

THis is such BULL****!
Thanks Judicial system for once again showing how ****ty you are!!!

1259 days ago
18.

Sarafina    

8 hours private counseling, that's it? I would think more time would be for that...given the stats on relapses. Hope he goes clean for good, too much talent to waste...

1259 days ago
19.

kevin truong    

Why people dont know what happens in Vegas is never kept quiet free premium wp theme

1259 days ago
20.

Scott    

In a public bathroom what a freaking moron !!!!!!!!!!

I'm sure he could afford a room They should of charged him more for being a moron and doing it in a public place

1259 days ago
21.

Lori    

Hope he's not a habitual coke head (notice I didn't say a "disease"? NOT a disease, it's a CHOICE that becomes a habit that becomes addiction, CHOICE came FIRST)

...saw him on the Grammy's...he has talent, hope he doesn't waste it like the rest of the crack head, coke head, morons in the entertainment industry.

1259 days ago
22.

C    

and for the people livinng in the real world- it's the same fine, 30 days in jail, community service of picking up trash on thr freeway, drug and alcohol classes ordered by the court amongst other losers, probation for 3 years, etc....

1259 days ago
23.

cpg    

Next person (non-celeb) getting sentenced and sent away should sue California for selective sentencing. When is the Atty General going to say enough is enough.
Yes, they are in the spotlight, however that doesn't make it less punishable.

1259 days ago
24.

Davey Boy    

Have NO idea who this guy is. But from what I read this is his first offense at doing something this stupid. I seriously hope he sees Lindsay's free-fall and gets his stuff together.

Bruno, TAKE this opportunity and change your life for the better and DON'T make excuses. America despises people who blame everyone but themselves.

Man-up and fly straight.

1259 days ago
25.

Davey Boy    

What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.

1259 days ago
26.

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx    

He's young, super talented and made a mistake...I am glad he got off easy.

At least he has something to offer the world unlike useless Lohan

1259 days ago
27.

WillOTheWisp    


I love me some Bruno Mars!!!
See, prayers do work!!

Stay out of trouble and keep making those hits, Bruno!!

1259 days ago
28.

If a rapper had a brain    

Well we can't say racism Hollywierd and Vegas and their sicking double standards. I wish I was an attorney or prosecutor out west because there is plenty of work with their revolving door justice system. Or maybe a dealer and rehab counselor get them strung and then ween them off.

1259 days ago
29.

THE PARTY    

I'M LOOKING FOR SOME ASS THAT IS HOT TO TROT!!!! HAHA TROT THAT ASS OUT!!!!! HAHA BE THERE OR BE SQURE!!!!!(LITTLE GRASSHOPPED) HAHA I LOVE NEW YORK!!!!! MTV!!!!!! HAHAHA

LOVE,
WHO'S ****IN' GAME FOR A REAL PARTY!!!! HAHA BABY!!! HAHA WHO WANTS TWO TWO PARTY????!!!! HAHA LOOKING FOR BIG BIG FUN!!!! HAHA NEED FRESH MEAT!!!! HAHAHA SEND IN THE CLOWN!!!! HAHA IT!!! HAHA

1259 days ago
30.

mari    

what do you mean it will be dismissed?? if he pleads guilty ...its a conviction...unless he pays an attorney to have it expunged or gets deffered adjudication.

1259 days ago
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