Hayashi’s Brain Tumor Defense Gathers No Sympathy

FALL OF HAYASHIAsm. Mary Hayashi in court.ANALYSISJan. 9, 2012 | It's not quite the Twinkie Defense, but Mary Hayashi's guilty plea last Friday for shoplifting followed by the shocking admission that a benign brain tumor in her head made her stash $2,450 worth of high-end clothing into her bag has been met with wholesale derision.The tenor of the … Continue reading Hayashi’s Brain Tumor Defense Gathers No Sympathy

Hayashi Reveals Brain Tumor; Pleads To Lesser Charge

THE FALL OF HAYASHIJan. 6, 2012 | The lawyer for Mary Hayashi on Friday said a benign tumor in the East Bay Assemblywoman’s brain was at least partially to blame for her shoplifting spree at Neiman Marcus in San Francisco in October. Attorney Douglas Rappaport made the comment after Hayashi made an unexpected appearance in … Continue reading Hayashi Reveals Brain Tumor; Pleads To Lesser Charge

Hayashi Hearing Postponed to Jan. 6; Judge Allows Her To Again Skip Date

SAN FRANCISCO | Dec. 7, 2011 | Embattled Assemblywoman Mary Hayashi will get yet another waiver from appearing before a San Francisco Superior Court. The judge this morning postponed Hayashi preliminary hearing scheduled for today to Jan. 6 to allow additional time for discovery by her attorney.Hayashi was charged Oct. 25 with shoplifting over $2,450 … Continue reading Hayashi Hearing Postponed to Jan. 6; Judge Allows Her To Again Skip Date