Plea agreement ends his political career
By Miriam Raftery; photo courtesy ECM news partner 10 News
October 15, 2013 (San Diego) – Just hours after California Attorney General filed charges against Mayor Bob Filner, the former mayor pled guilty to felony false imprisonment and two misdemeanor counts of battery. Under a plea agreement, Filner will never seek public office again.
The victims were not named, identified only as “Jane Does.” The felony case entailed Filner kissing a woman against her will and using the “Filner headlock” to restrain her. Prosecutor Melissa Mandel stated that the midsdemeanors included kissing a woman on the lips without consent at a “Meet the Mayor” event and fondling another woman’s buttocks while having a photo taken at a rally.