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Filner Sentenced to House Arrest

Ex-mayor gets 90 days confinement, three years probation, $1.5K in fines
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 9, 2013 11:58 AM CST

(Newser) – Former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner was sentenced to 90 days of home confinement, three years probation, and $1,500 in fines today, for unwanted sexual advances he admitted making toward three women, CNN reports. The former mayor pleaded guilty to the gropings and kissings—one of which qualified as a felony—in October, as part of a deal allowing him to avoid jail time. The deal will also bar him from ever seeking public office again.

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NBC San Diego describes Filner as "looking fit and relaxed" in court. Before the sentence was passed he read a brief, apologetic statement, vowing to "earn back your trust and my integrity no matter how long it takes. I have already started on that path, and am grateful to all those helping me." His victims declined to offer statements. (Read more Bob Filner stories.)

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