Las Vegas Sun

September 27, 2023

Former county prosecutor fails to surrender; arrest warrant issued

David Schubert Gets 3 Years

Leila Navidi

Former Deputy District Attorney David Schubert appears for sentencing on cocaine possession charges in the courtroom of Judge Douglas Herndon at the Regional Justice Center in Las Vegas on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011. Schubert was sentenced Monday, Feb. 27, 2012, to a maximum of 40 months in prison and a $5,000 fine.

Former Clark County prosecutor David Schubert, who pleaded guilty to possession of cocaine, failed to show up in court Friday morning to begin his jail sentence, court officials said.

When Schubert failed to appear, Clark County District Judge Carolyn Ellsworth issued a no-bail warrant for his arrest, said Mary Ann Price, a District Court spokeswoman.

Schubert’s disappearance comes a day after the Nevada Supreme Court temporarily suspended his license to practice law. The justices unanimously agreed his license should be suspended because of his guilty plea.

The Nevada State Bar would determine the length of his suspension.

Schubert, a drug prosecutor, resigned from the Clark County District Attorney’s Office in March 2011 after he was arrested with a $40 rock of cocaine and an unregistered handgun in his car. He pleaded guilty in September 2011.

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

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