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Assemblywoman Reportedly Gives Raise to Staffer Who Rented Her Townhouse

Assemblywoman Mary Hayashi has reportedly been renting out her Castro Valley townhouse to her legislative aide Chris Parman shortly after giving him a $7,500 raise.

State Assemblywoman Mary Hayashi is reportedly being accused of renting her Castro Valley townhouse to a staff member who was recently given a large raise according to a recent CBS 5 article.

The house cost Hayashi and her husband just under $700,000 eight years ago, the article states. However, they had difficulty selling the property after moving out. The home was then , who was given a $7,500 raise just weeks prior.

CBS 5's political analyst Joe Tuman says this raises "serious ethical questions." 

To read the complete article, click here.

The assemblywoman's district director told CBS 5 that Parman no longer works for Hayashi and was transferred. However, CBS 5 reports that Parman's LinkedIn page still lists him as her legislative aide.

Hayashi was arrested last year for from Neiman Marcus. .

Tuman added this latest incident could cost her in November's election. seat

Davis August 10, 2012 at 02:36 PM
Geoff, There are alot more than 30 votes that she won't get! The Patch has a huge following of folks that read but never post. Believe me the word is out on this criminal!
Dalamar August 10, 2012 at 02:37 PM
Let me point out at least we the people have the opportunity to not re-elect corrupt politicians when things like this happen. We the people DO NOT HAVE THE SAME ABILITY when the executives of the private sector do the same, and most cases eclipse the actions of corrupt politicians Let's not forget yet that as the economy went in the toilet in the Bush recession of 2007, the 'job creators' were giving each other golden parachutes and bonuses (i.e. Merrill Lynch, Citigroup, Bear Stearns, Morgan Stanley, J.P. Morgan Chase, Lehman Brothers and Goldman Sachs ). Do not confuse me pointing these facts as supporting or defending Hayashi. Her actions are disgraceful. I do suspect Joe Granada's comment to have some truth to it.
Marvin Burrows August 10, 2012 at 04:26 PM
Thank you Chris for your responses. You are a gentleman and I hope you find another job with the Assembly. you are tops in my book.
Piper McKnight August 10, 2012 at 07:40 PM
Mrs. Hayashi makes my skin crawl. For her to commit a felony act (intentionally stealing $2400 worth of property not hers to take) and get a misdemeanor slap on the wrist (3 year probation), while first time offending drug addicts (like the slippery Nadia Lockyer, incidentally) get harsher penalties for possessing paraphernalia (like a pipe). Possessing an instrument used to intoxicate one's self without possessing, consuming, selling, or transporting any actual drugs, is more threatening to the public than someone who deprives another of property? And not just petty theft either, but a grand theft total of over $2400? Ruin the persons life who hurt no one, took nothing, and endangered nothing, but just promote the felonious thief to a position of high esteem in the community and give her a big fat public salary & pension. It must be nice when you're married to a judge and justice is catered to your lifestyle at your household's nearly $300,000/yr+ income level. It's repugnant!
Zinn August 10, 2012 at 09:14 PM
Stop sitting on the fence and tell us how you really feel.... Nice post..

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