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Former prosecutor Schubert found dead of apparent suicide

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Updated: 7/17/2013 5:16 pm
LAS VEGAS (KSNV -- A former Las Vegas prosecutor who fled to Mexico after pleading guilty in a crack cocaine possession case was found dead, according to News 3 sources.

David Schubert, 49, was the victim of an apparent suicide at his residence in the Mountain’s Edge neighborhood, according to the sources.

Schubert, who prosecuted Paris Hilton and Bruno Mars in their drug possession cases, had been sentenced in November to 12 to 30 months in prison after he returned from Mexico. He was paroled April 29.

The former deputy district attorney was caught buying $40 of cocaine in 2011; it was a relatively small case but because of who Schubert was, it got plenty of attention.

Schubert said in an interview with News 3 that he believed Clark County District Court Judge Carolyn Ellsworth threw the book at him: and used him as an example to get tough on crime.

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