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Drug sentence reduced for ex-Vegas prosecutor

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The former Clark County prosecutor who was convicted of cocaine possession had his sentence reduced to a year to 2-and-a-half years in prison.

David Schubert was given the new sentence on Wednesday in Las Vegas Justice Court, nearly 20 months after he was arrested on the drug charge.

According to the court, his sentence was reduced from the 16-40 months he was given in February this year.

Schubert's lawyer, Louis Schneider, recommended that he be placed in a prison substance abuse program as part of the new sentence.

Schubert's path to prison since his March, 2011 arrest has taken a number of turns.

Schubert, who served as the deputy district attorney in high profile drug cases against Bruno Mars and Paris Hilton, was caught with a crack cocaine rock worth $40. Police said he was making a drug buy when he was arrested.

He took a plea deal in September, 2011 for a lesser unlawful possession of a controlled substance charge.

After being sentenced in February, his lawyer pushed to appeal the sentence, citing the judge in the case was biased against Schubert. He lost the appeal in Nevada Supreme Court in June.

Schubert was ordered to surrender himself in September, but, while released, he fled authorities.

He was later captured last month in San Diego and was returned to Las Vegas, soon after.

There was no word if Schubert was immediately ordered to incarceration.

Stay tuned to FOX5 for the latest on this developing story.

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