Bruno Mars will plead guilty to a charge of possessing cocaine in Las Vegas last September and receive probation, among other sentencing requirements, according to a media report on Friday.
Good fortune and his good name is still intact, with a light sentence and beating out Britney Spears for the new Number One on the Hot 100 chart.
Clark County District Attorney David Roger told the Las Vegas Review Journal that Mars will be sentenced to a year of probation, pay a $2,000 fine, perform 200 hours of community service and attend drug counseling. Roger also said that if Mars is able to complete his sentencing without getting into further trouble, he can withdraw his plea and the case will be dismissed entirely.
The newspaper said that type of sentencing was common in minor, first-time drug possession cases.
In other words, Mars is benefiting from the “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas” rule.
Between this and Mars’ incredible run on the Hot 100 — he just jumped back into Number One, topping Britney Spears’ hit “Hold It Against Me”.