A San Francisco-based Japanese diplomat will face up to a year in jail after agreeing to a plea deal for allegedly assaulting his wife.
The San Mateo County Times reports 33-year-old Yoshiaki Nagaya pleaded no contest in San Mateo County Superior Court Thursday to two felony counts of domestic violence, after 10 more serious charges were dropped.
Nagaya serves as vice counsel in the Japanese consulate in San Francisco, and it was not immediately clear whether he would keep his job.
Prosecutors say Nagaya assaulted his wife nearly a dozen times, allegedly tossing her out of a moving car.
He was arrested in March and is free on $350,000 bail. His attorney Garrick Lew says doubts about his wife's credibility let to one charge being dismissed.
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