Mirkarimi's wife, son to travel to Venezuela

SAN FRANCISCO

Eliana Lopez and her 3-year old son Theo will leave to visit her sick father, who had a recent recurrence of cancer and is now undergoing chemotherapy.

The month-long trip was approved by a family court judge, according to court documents filed Friday.

On Monday Mirkarimi pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor count of false imprisionment. He was suspended Wednesday without pay by mayor Ed Lee, who wants him out of office.

The initial charges stemmed from an argument allegedly over Lopez's desire to take their son to Venezuela.

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