Fil-Am singer Bruno Mars pleads guilty to cocaine possession but avoids jail

Days after winning his first Grammy, Filipino-American singer Bruno Mars pleaded guilty to cocaine possession on Wednesday at a Las Vegas court, reports Reuters. The judge sanctioned a plea deal which includes a 12-month probation, $2,000-fine, 200 hours of community service and drug counseling, in exchange for prison time.

Mars (Peter Hernandez in real life) was arrested with a bag of cocaine at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas in September.

On February 14, he won Best Male Pop Vocal Performance at the Grammys for his hit single "Just the Way You Are." He is expected to perform in Manila in April, according to Reuters.

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