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Former SD Mayor Filner Gets 3 Months Home Detention, 3 Years Probation

Bob Filner apologized to his family, his staff, the citizens of San Diego and the women he offended, saying the behaviors would never be repeated.

Bob Filner. Patch file photo.
Bob Filner. Patch file photo.

Former Mayor Bob Filner, who pleaded guilty to grabbing and fondling three women while in office, was formally sentenced Monday to three months home detention and three years probation.

Filner apologized to his family, his staff, the citizens of San Diego and the women he offended, saying the behaviors would never be repeated.

At today's sentencing, he vowed to "earn back my trust and integrity, no matter how long it takes."

Filner, 71, will  avoid jail time though he is expected to spend three months under home confinement.

Filner will be barred from ever seeking or holding public office and required to undergo mental health treatment while under court supervision, though he said at sentencing he hoped to regain the public's trust make more contributions to the city he loves.

His home detention is expected to start Jan. 1.

If he violates his probation, he would face up to six months in jail.

The former 10-term congressman pleaded guilty in October to one felony count of false imprisonment and two misdemeanor counts of battery.

—City News Service

Dan Crabtree December 10, 2013 at 01:01 AM
democrat of course
lita December 10, 2013 at 12:35 PM
Yeah, Crabtree, because only democrats are capable of such behavior. (How incredibly dense.
Lauri Pszeracki December 10, 2013 at 11:23 PM
What a sad day...3 mos. house detention and 3 years probation for a man who is guilty and negatively impacted so many. Shame on our system.
Will Testerman December 11, 2013 at 04:50 AM
What a sad justice system we have. Is it because of his former public office that allows him to only get a slap on the wrist? He should have been sentenced to spend the 3 months of house detention in prison. He sure wouldn't put his paws on anyone else. House detention. Is that like time-out for adults?
Walter Straub December 11, 2013 at 11:37 AM
He's got to be a Democrat, otherwise this story of the courts taking care of sleeze politician would be all over Huff Post.

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