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No Felony Charges For DeMaio Accuser In Alleged Assault On Mom

Todd Bosnich, the former staffer for Carl DeMaio's congressional campaign, will not face felony charges for allegedly assaulting his mother.

The San Diego County District Attorney's Office announced Tuesday it would not file a felony complaint against Bosnich and was forwarding the case to the San Diego City Attorney's Office for review. The city attorney could still bring misdemeanor charges against Bosnich.

Todd Bosnich in his Twitter profile picture.

"After a thorough review of (the San Diego Police Department's) investigation, we have referred the case to the City Attorney's Office as the appropriate agency to review it for potential charges," said Tanya Sierra, a spokeswoman for the District Attorney's Office.

Bosnich was due in court Tuesday for his arraignment, but that hearing was canceled.

The City Attorney's Office received the case on Monday "and will take a second look at it, but we understand that the alleged victim is uncooperative and does not want the case to move forward,” city attorney spokesman Gerry Braun said in a statement.

San Diego police arrested Bosnich, 29, on Tuesday, Nov. 11, on charges of assault with a deadly weapon, battery and disabling a wireless device.

His arrest followed an incident on Nov. 7 at his mother's home near Del Mar. Police said he got into an argument that night with his mother. He pushed her, disabled her phone and threw a drinking glass at her, police said.

On the same day as his arrest, Bosnich posted $30,000 bail and was released from jail.

Neither Bosnich nor his mother, Victoria Znorski, 60, have returned repeated calls seeking comment.

Bosnich, a former policy director for Republican DeMaio's congressional campaign, went public on Oct. 10 in an interview with CNN alleging that DeMaio sexually harassed him for months and that he was fired for telling DeMaio to stop the behavior.

DeMaio, who lost the tight race for the 52nd Congressional District seat to Democratic Rep. Scott Peters, has insisted Bosnich is lying about the sexual misconduct. He also has said that Bosnich was fired for plagiarizing a pension report and accused him of being behind a break-in at the campaign headquarters in late May. Bosnich denies both claims.

The District Attorney's Office last month said there was not enough evidence to file charges in the burglary at DeMaio's headquarters nor for the sexual harassment allegations.

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