No Jail Time, No Vote, No Pension: Inside Bob Filner’s Plea Deal
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Aired 10/16/13 on KPBS Midday Edition.
Dan Eaton, attorney specializing in employment law with Seltzer Caplan McMahon Vitek
Former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner faces three months of home confinement and three years probation after he admitted Monday to sexually harassing three women while in office.
The 71-year-old Filner pleaded guilty to one felony count of false imprisonment by violence and two misdemeanor counts of battery. His admissions came on the same day he was charged in a criminal complaint by the state Attorney General's Office. He's free on his own recognizance pending sentencing.
Filner will be sentenced December 9th.
The plea agreement will keep Filner out of jail, but he'll be barred from ever seeking or holding public office again and will be required to undergo mental health treatment while under court supervision.
Filner resigned under pressure at the end of August. Sheriff Bill Gore says detectives interviewed nearly 90 people since the sexual harassment scandal surrounding Filner erupted in July. The final decision to charge Filner came from Attorney General Kamala Harris.