Nevada high court suspends veteran prosecutor

Nevada high court suspends veteran prosecutor

CREATED Sep. 21, 2012

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) -- The Nevada Supreme Court has temporarily barred a once prominent Las Vegas prosecutor from practicing law following his guilty plea to a felony drug possession charge.

Justices unanimously agreed Thursday that David Schubert should be suspended. They referred the matter to the Nevada State Bar to determine the how long his suspension should last.

Schubert prosecuted high-profile drug cases, including plea deals with celebrities Paris Hilton and Bruno Mars.

Schubert resigned from the Clark County district attorney's office after he was arrested in March 2011 with a $40 rock of cocaine and an unregistered handgun in his car.

He pleaded guilty in September 2011. Schubert was sentenced to nine months in jail but remains free while he appeals that sentence.

Schubert was a Las Vegas prosecutor for 10 years.