Ex-San Diego mayor sentenced for harassment

ELLIOT SPAGAT, Associated Press
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San Diego Mayor Bob Filner speaks after agreeing to resign at a city council meeting Friday, Aug. 23, 2013, in San Diego. Filner agreed to resign on Aug. 30, bowing to enormous pressure after lurid sexual harassment allegations brought by at least 17 women eroded his support after just nine months on the job. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner speaks after agreeing to resign at a city council meeting Friday, Aug. 23, 2013, in San Diego. Filner agreed to resign on Aug. 30, bowing to enormous pressure after lurid sexual harassment allegations brought by at least 17 women eroded his support after just nine months on the job. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Bob Filner has been sentenced to three months of home confinement and three years of probation for harassing women while he was mayor of San Diego.

The former 10-term congressman learned his punishment Monday in a San Diego courtroom, two months after pleading guilty to one felony and two misdemeanors. The felony was for putting a woman in a headlock, and the other counts were for kissing another woman on the lips and for grabbing the buttocks of another.

The judge’s sentence was the same as what prosecutors recommended in a plea agreement with Filner.

The 71-year-old former mayor was San Diego’s first Democratic leader in 20 years. He has kept a low profile since leaving office in August, less than nine months into a four-year term.

 

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