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EXCLUSIVE: Kathy Hilton On Arrest Of Deputy D.A. Who Prosecuted Paris: 'There's A Lot Of Irony Here'


Mar. 24 2011, Published 10:43 a.m. ET

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Paris Hilton's mother, Kathy, is speaking out for the first time exclusively to, reacting to the arrest of the Las Vegas Deputy District Attorney for alleged cocaine possession -- the same charge he prosecuted her daughter for just last year.

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"I think there's a lot of irony here," Kathy candidly told

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"All citizens expect those in his position to enforce the law and to set examples, but like Paris, he'll have his day in court."

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As previously reported, David Schubert, Clark County's Deputy District Attorney, was arrested over the weekend and charged with possession of cocaine and conspiracy to violate the 'Uniform Controlled Substance Act' after police allegedly found cocaine on the passenger's side floorboard of his BMW.

However, Kathy expressed sensitivity to Schubert's circumstances given what her family has dealt with over the years with the law.

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Last September, Paris pleaded guilty to two misdemeanors in Las Vegas in connection with her arrest one month prior on drug possession charges -- one of two high-profile cases prosecuted by Schubert, 47.

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He was also the D.A. in charge of the case against singer Bruno Mars for cocaine possession in September 2010.

"I'm not interested in passing judgment or criticizing other people," Kathy told

"Our family has had our share of that."

In 2007, Paris also spent time behind bars for violating the terms of her probation in an alcohol-related reckless driving case.

"We live in a land where everyone is innocent until proven guilty and everyone is entitled to their day in court," Kathy said.

"I read and heard about the charges and I'm not going to pass any judgment until he has his day in court."




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