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Saturday, February 5, 2011

Bruno Mars' Plea Deal for Cocaine Arrest

A plea deal for Grammy-nominated singer Bruno Mars which will avoid jail time for the drug charges stemming from his cocaine bust last year.

Bruno Mars (real name: Peter Hernandez) appeared before a Las Vegas court on Friday, waiving his preliminary hearing.

On his plea bargain, Bruno will plead guilty to possession of a controlled substance. Receiving a year on probation and if he stays out of trouble in that period -- the charges in his record will be erase.

He must also pay a $2,000 fine, perform 200 hours of community service and complete drug counseling.

He is due back in court February 14.

Bruno was arrested at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas last September 19, 2010 and he was charged with one felony count of possession of a controlled substance. Authorities found 2.6 grams of cocaine.

[Photo courtesy by Bauer Griffin]

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