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Filner takes plea deal on criminal charges

Filner takes plea deal on criminal charges

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[trib_ndn vid=25260689]SAN DIEGO — Former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner pleaded guilty Tuesday to one felony and two misdemeanor charges in connection with the harassment of three women.

Filner pleaded guilty to a felony count of false imprisonment and two misdemeanor counts of battery as part of a plea agreement with prosecutors that lets him avoid prison. The victims were identified in the filing as Jane Does 1, 2 and 3.

FilnerGuiltyPleaThe judge told the former mayor that he faced a maximum sentence of 3 years in prison and a $10,000 fine. Filner also faces one year in jail and a $4,000 fine for each of the misdemeanors. However, under the plea deal with prosecutors, he is expected to receive three years of probation and three months of home confinement when he is sentenced Dec. 9.

“This plea today is one more step to set himself on a different course…

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Criminal charges filed against Filner

Criminal charges filed against Filner

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Mayor Filner heading to rehabSAN DIEGO — The State Attorney General’s Office has charged former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner with felony and misdemeanor charges in connection with the harassment of three women, court officials said Tuesday.

Filner has been charged with one felony count of false imprisonment and two misdemeanor counts of battery, according to court officials.

The victims were identified in the filing as Jane Does 1, 2 and 3.

Filner resigned from office Aug. 30 after nearly 20 women came forward saying he had groped them or sexually harassed them over several years.

Filner’s former communications director, Irene McCormack Jackson, filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against the former mayor.

Filner, 70, is charged with one felony count of false imprisonment and two misdemeanor counts of battery.

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