Ex-Vegas Prosecutor Loses Appeal of Drug Sentence

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - A Nevada Supreme Court panel is rejecting a former top Las Vegas drug prosecutor's bid to disqualify the judge who sentenced him to nine months in jail for felony crack possession.

A trio of justices ruled 2-1 against David Schubert's claim that Clark County District Court Judge Carolyn Ellsworth was biased against him and abused her discretion at sentencing.

Defense attorney William Terry said Friday he'll ask the entire seven-member court to reconsider.

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

Schubert resigned from the 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. He's currently due to surrender for jail on July 25.

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