A top legal aide of UK Prime Minister Tony Blair was cleared of stealing the government’s personal file on superstar rapper Eminem last week.
According to The Mirror, Nicholas Smart, 26, works with Prime Minister Blair’s private legal team, which is headquartered out of Blair’s Downing Street headquarters.
Smart’s house was raided for an unrelated incident and during the raid, police found a highly confidential Crown Prosecution Service file on Eminem, born Marshall Mathers.
According to the classified document, UK government officials considered charging Eminem with inciting fans to take drugs during his tour of the UK in 2001, but the prosecution of the rapper was never carried out.
Smart denied charges of theft and receiving and told London’s Inner Court that he took the file home by mistake and was scared to return it.