RENO, Nev. (AP) - An ex-lover of Liberace who was the subject of a recent HBO film on the pianist's life is back in jail in Reno after failing a drug test.
Nevada Parole and Probation officials say Scott Thorson was arrested Thursday on a parole violation charge after he failed the court-ordered test.
He remained in the Washoe County jail on Friday pending a Wednesday hearing in Washoe County District Court.
Thorson was sentenced to probation in July after earlier pleading guilty to unlawful possession and use of a credit card stolen from a man at a motel next to a Reno strip club.
The 54-year-old Thorson also was sentenced to the county's outpatient drug court program.
He's author of the book "Behind the Candelabra" used as the basis for the HBO film.
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