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Ex-Queens of the Stone Age Guy

No Jail Time

After S.W.A.T Standoff

8/3/2012 1:05 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0727_nick_oliveri_gettyFormer Queens of the Stone Age bassist Nick Oliveri just dodged a major bullet after his 4-hour standoff with a S.W.A.T. team last year -- cutting a MAJOR deal with prosecutors that will keep him out of jail.

Oliveri's lawyer Freddy Sayegh tells TMZ, "Mr. Oliveri agreed to plead to one count of possession of cocaine and a dismissal of the remaining SIX felony counts."

If you recall ... Oliveri was arrested last July in L.A. after a fight with his GF resulted in a S.W.A.T. standoff. Cops eventually searched his home, and claim they found a loaded shotgun along with cocaine and methamphetamines. 

The musician had faced up to 15 YEARS in the slammer for the combined charges -- but under the deal, he'll only get 3 years felony probation. Oliveri also agreed to 52 weeks of anger management and 200 hours of community service.

A judge signed off on the deal today, claiming if Oliveri stayed clean during the length of his probation, he'd expunge the entire case from Oliveri's record. Not bad.


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this is why josh homme kicked him out of Qotsa...abusing women & drugs just aint his scene...Oliveri got lucky, but he'll f*ck up again.

809 days ago


Ha ha ha -- the ex-bassist from the Queens of the Stone age is hardly an entitled or privileged person. Deals are cut all day, every day over crimes worse than this. A decent lawyer and no prior record can get the average joe out of a lot of jams.

809 days ago


Geez, who did he blow to get THAT deal?

809 days ago


as Louise responded I am inspired that a person can get paid $6101 in one month on the computer. did you read this website

809 days ago


my best friend's aunt made $19098 the prior week. she has been working on the computer and bought a $317700 condo. All she did was get lucky and put into work the guide exposed on this web page

809 days ago


watch this it's funny -

809 days ago

I find Mr. Oliveri to be quite sane and well adjusted. I am sure this will not happen again. He shall be fined $25 and talk to children about shaving their heads. Next case!

809 days ago

bruce hague    

6 felony counts? Unbelievable. Let me guess he shaved his goate, grew some head hair, put on a nice sweater and spoke very softy. And you wonder why California is bankrupt. So who gets stuck with the cost involved? I'm sure the Swat team and all the time involved it cost a pretty penny.

809 days ago


I just joined your site. Love your show. At the risk of sounding like a d-bag, let my first comment fly. Drum roll... Why does the girl on your staff with the dark brunette hair and glasses always interject with some benign comment? Does she ever say anything smart or have one open-minded opinion in that cute little head of hers. At least she has that, cuteness.

809 days ago


Is it legal to look like that

809 days ago

truth hurts    

Perhaps the charges were dropped because they shouldn't have been made in the first place. You guys don't know and aren't putting up the true story here of what really happened and who and why the cops were called. It was really all just about a dog.

809 days ago


Man it must be great to be white, in the american legal system, I don't care what anybody says, had this been a rapper they would have put his ass in jail for unpaid parking tickets, let alone a swat standoff.

809 days ago


Who was this maniacs lawyer?!!!! This is a prime example of why Califoolya is ****ed as a whole.

809 days ago


how he did, NO ONE KNOWS

809 days ago


And justice for all, who can bribe their way out.

808 days ago
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