Mason Mayer Probation: Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer's Brother Sentenced In Beating Case

09/14/2012 09:58 pm ET | Updated Nov 15, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The brother of Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has been sentenced to three years of probation following his arrest for suspicion of beating his former girlfriend.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports (http://bit.ly/OvEVe8 ) 34-year-old Mason Mayer pleaded guilty Friday to a reduced charge of misdemeanor false imprisonment under a plea deal with San Francisco prosecutors.

Mayer was arrested in November and charged with three felonies — assault, false imprisonment and domestic violence.

Prosecutors say they agreed to the plea bargain partly to allow Mayer's former girlfriend to avoid the stress of a trial.

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