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A California lawmaker pleaded no contest Friday to stealing leather pants and other merchandise from a Neiman Marcus store in an incident her attorney blamed on a benign brain tumor.
Assemblywoman Mary Hayashi entered the plea in San Francisco Superior Court after the judge reduced a theft charge against her from a felony to a misdemeanor at a prosecutor's request.
"It is being treated," he added. "It's no longer affecting her concentration or her judgment."
...her condition "can lead to some absentmindedness."
Hayashi has no plans to resign from office, Warren said.
Hayashi, 44, who is married to Alameda County Superior Court Judge Dennis Hayashi...