Former San Diego Mayor gets 3 months home confinement

DOWNTOWN SAN DIEGO — Disgraced former Mayor Bob Filner received three months of home confinement and three years of probation in a sentencing hearing Monday, the final chapter in Filner’s stunning fall following from his repeated inappropriate sexual behavior toward women.

The sentencing by Superior Court Judge Robert Trentacosta came after Filner pleaded guilty in October to one felony charge of false imprisonment and two misdemeanor charges of battery. The former 10-term congressman will also have to seek mental health treatment, surrender a portion of his pension and be prohibited from seeking or holding public office until he finishes probation. Full Article

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Wow.. Not surprised.. No registration

Just more proof of the double standard BS the courts spew.

Preferential treatment is california ….hypocrites…..two face
cowards…….crime pays when its public funded.

I agree with Jason. In my opinion, from what information I’ve read and seen, nothing he did would warrant him having to register. In fact, I was surprised that he plead guilty to a felony.

Taxpayer funded failure ex-mayor sandiego ….pled guilty…
pled guilty to plea settlement ….NOT to what he was charged….
NOT to what he was accused of……….everyone should have
that plea settlement with close to twenty sexual accusations .

Filner should have had to register. End of story.

UNTIL society comes to its senses and repeals the registry, everyone should be subject to its overwhelming restrictions, ESPECIALLY lawmakers such as Filner. Indeed, there are several thousand Californian registrants who are on the harshest level (full address disclosure) for doing far less than what Filner was convicted of.

NOTE: This is NOT being hypocritical. This is, in fact, being consistent. I’ve never had a problem with harsh penalties for sexual crimes, but I am very adamant that every convicted person be treated equally, ESPECIALLY with regard to registration.


A regular person most likely would not have been charged to begin with. I followed this situation very closely, and while he did do something inappropriate for the office of congressman and mayor, people in high places were out to get him out of office. Is it likely that someone may have had to register for similar offenses? Perhaps. But, there are many who have never been charged for a lot worse.
So many variables….where one lives plays a huge part, your standing in that community, the prosecutor, the judge, etc. Some of the women who accused Filner, and their charges, seemed ridiculous to me.