Former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner, who pleaded guilty to grabbing and fondling three women while in office, was formally sentenced today 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 and make more contributions to the city he loves. His home detention is expected to start January 1st. 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.