Filner Pleads Guilty to False Imprisonment, Battery

Former San Diego mayor may have reached plea deal

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Oct 15, 2013 11:40 AM CDT | Updated Oct 15, 2013 12:46 PM CDT

(Newser) – Former San Diego mayor and alleged equal-opportunity-groper Bob Filner has not seen the end of his troubles yet. The AP reports he pleaded guilty today to charges of false imprisonment and battery "by violence, fraud, menace, and deceit," according to the official complaint, which, the AP notes, does not elaborate on the circumstances. The charges involve just three of as many as 20 women who've accused Filner of inappropriate behavior, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports. He faces up to three years in prison, and will be sentenced Dec. 9

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner speaks to city council during a meeting Friday, Aug. 23, 2013, in San Diego.
San Diego Mayor Bob Filner speaks to city council during a meeting Friday, Aug. 23, 2013, in San Diego.   (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
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