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.
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.