A former prosecutor who handled cases against Bruno Mars and Paris Hilton has been found dead at his home in Las Vegas.

David Schubert's body was discovered on Wednesday (17Jul13). No further details about his death were available as Wenn went to press.

The former deputy district attorney prosecuted Mars and Hilton for cocaine possession in separate incidents, but hit the headlines himself when he was sentenced to nine months behind bars on drugs and weapon charges last February (12).

The 49 year old struck a plea deal after authorities discovered $40 (£25) worth of crack cocaine and an unregistered firearm in his car in 2011. He was released from jail on parole in April (13).

Mars was sentenced to community service after pleading guilty to felony cocaine possession in February (11), while socialite Hilton was handed probation after admitting charges of drug possession and obstructing an officer in 2010.