Ex-lawmaker agrees to plea deal

LAS VEGAS -- Former Nevada lawmaker Steven Brooks waived his right to a preliminary hearing during a court appearance Thursday morning.

Brooks has agreed to plead guilty to resisting arrest with a deadly weapon and unlawful possession of a firearm. His attorney is hoping the judge will let the sentences for both crimes run concurrently.

Brooks was expelled from the Nevada Assembly after a series of run-ins with the law, which started with allegations that he threatened to harm an Assembly leader just days before the 2013 legislative session started.

He was arrested in California hours after he was expelled from the Legislature after a chase and fight with California Highway Patrol. He spent 16 months in jail there.


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