Bruno Mars Pleads Guilty, Gets Probation In Las Vegas Cocaine Case
Posted on Wed Feb 16, 2011 10:39 AM PDT

mars112210_200.jpgLAS VEGAS, Nevada (X17online) - Peter Hernandez aka Bruno Mars has pleaded guilty to cocaine possession as part of a deal with Las Vegas prosecutors, which could allow the felony conviction to be erased from his record next year.

A Clark County district judge sentenced the singer-songwriter Wednesday to probation, a $2,000 fine, 200 hours of community service and drug counseling.

Mars had about 2.6 grams of cocaine when he was arrested in September in a casino bathroom after one of his nightclub performances.

The 25-year-old could have his conviction erased if he stays clean for a year. The judge has set a January 18 2012 date for Mars to return at the end of his probation.