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Hayashi Pleads No Contest To Misdemeanor, Gets Probation For Shoplifting

Assemblywoman has a benign brain tumor that may have affected her decisions then but is curable and no longer affects her now, lawyer says.

Bay City News -- A state assemblywoman accused of shoplifting at a Neiman Marcus store in San Francisco's Union Square pleaded no contest Friday to a misdemeanor charge and was sentenced to three years probation.

Assemblywoman Mary Hayashi, D-Hayward, after her arrest on Oct. 25 at the store at 150 Stockton St. and was released on $15,000 bail.

A security guard had stopped Hayashi with items worth $2,445 that she hadn't paid for, according to prosecutors.

Hayashi, 45, appeared in court this afternoon and changed her plea after the charge was reduced to a misdemeanor. She was sentenced to three years of court probation and ordered to stay 50 feet away from the Neiman Marcus.

She was also ordered to pay $180 in fines and fees. Hayashi's defense attorney Douglas Rappaport said outside of court that the assemblywoman has a benign brain tumor that may have impacted her decision-making abilities.

Rappaport said the tumor is curable and treatable and "is no longer affecting her concentration or her judgment." The information about the tumor was "recently" presented to prosecutors, he said.

matt costa January 07, 2012 at 02:09 PM
Does this really surprise anyone? She's just another self-important, entitled, out of touch with America, politician. Her goal was never to represent her district, it was to get elected to the next (bigger) office. If she's a thief, she had better get impeached and no longer hold public office. If she has a tumor effecting her decision-making capabilities (which we all know is BS), she needs to resign and no longer hold public office. Bottom line: she's done.
Pleasanton Mom January 08, 2012 at 11:25 AM
I know some are writing to her office asking her to resign. Please mail your letters to her residence (the address is PUBLIC information) so she'll see it and not some staffer that will shred and she'll never know it existed. Here's her residence: Mary Hayashi 18410 Buren Place Catro Valley, CA 94552 Someone just posted this on another site and I couldn't resist sharing. Please pass along and continue to post. Let's let this criminal know what we really think of her.
Marga Lacabe January 08, 2012 at 06:12 PM
For those who are really bothered by the likelihood of Mary running for California Senate, you may want to contribute to the campaign of her opponent, Fremont Assemblyman Bob Wieckowski. Mary has already $800K in her campaign fund and she may very well get much more, she has rich backers. So Wieckowski will need as much help as he can get. The campaign won't start until 2014 and people may have forgotten by then about this. You can contribute to Wieckowski's campaign at https://secure.actblue.com/entity/fundraisers/26893 PS I do not work for or have any relationship with Wieckowski, but I met the guy and he seems very earnest and committed to California. I previously posted this comment in a different thread.
Analisa Harangozo January 08, 2012 at 11:41 PM
Lisa, where did you find this address at? Do you know if it's current? I believe she lives in Hayward now (as stated in her bio).
Camaro on Cinderblocks January 12, 2012 at 03:35 AM
If you want to contact Mary Hayashi her email address is assemblymember.hayashi@assembly.ca.gov Web site www.asmdc.org/hayashi District Office 22320 Foothill Blvd Suite 540 Hayward 510 583 8818 The reason I have this information is because I just received a letter in my mailbox from Mary Hayasi inviting me to a Senior Scam Stopper seminar in Pleasanton. It's quite ironic that a convicted thief is trying to help people not scammed. This woman has a huge pair.

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