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Bruno Mars due in court in Vegas cocaine plea deal

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FILE - This Sept. 19, 2010 file image provided by the Las Vegas Metro Police Dept., shows singer Bruno Mars in a booking photo at the Clark County Detention Center in Las Vegas. Mars agreed Friday Jan. 28, 2011 to a plea deal that would get him a fine. FILE - This Sept. 19, 2010 file image provided by the Las Vegas Metro Police Dept., shows singer Bruno Mars in a booking photo at the Clark County Detention Center in Las Vegas. Mars agreed Friday Jan. 28, 2011 to a plea deal that would get him a fine.

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Bruno Mars is due before a Las Vegas judge on a plea agreement on a felony cocaine possession charge.

Prosecutors and his attorneys say the 25-year-old Grammy nominee plans to waive an evidentiary hearing Friday so a justice of the peace can bind him over to state court for his plea.

Mars' real name is Peter Hernandez. The agreement will let him plead guilty as a first-time offender to a charge that would be dismissed if he stays out of trouble for a year, completes community service and drug counseling, and pays a $2,000 fine.

The "Just the Way You Are" singer was arrested in September after a Las Vegas nightclub performance.

Police said he had 2.6 grams of cocaine.

 

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