Jailed Attorney Feels Treatment Is “Unfair”
(Las Vegas, NV) — A former top Las Vegas drug case prosecutor arrested at the Mexico border after fleeing to avoid jail in a cocaine possession case says he doesn’t think he’s been treated fairly.
But 49-year-old David Schubert tells the Las Vegas Review-Journal that he’s ready to accept responsibility in his case. He’s jailed in Las Vegas pending court Nov. 7.
Clark County District Court Judge Carolyn Ellsworth sentenced Schubert to nine months in county jail, but now could give him up to 40 months in state prison.
Schubert prosecuted high-profile drug cases including plea deals with celebrities Paris Hilton and Bruno Mars.
He resigned after his March 2011 arrest with $40 in rock cocaine and an unregistered handgun in his car.
He’s been at least temporarily stripped of his law license.