Former mayor Bob Filner, who admitted grabbing and fondling three women while in office, was formally sentenced today to three years probation, along with three months home detention. Filner apologized to his family, his staff, the residents of San Diego and the women he offended, saying the behaviors would never be repeated. The former mayor vowed to ``earn back my trust and integrity, no matter how long it takes.'' Filner, who is 71, is expected to spend three months under home confinement at his apartment complex. If he violates probation, he would face up to six months in jail.
Filner will be barred from seeking or holding public office while on probation, but could run again once his probation is completed. After 18 months, Filner can apply to have his probation reduced to informal probation. he can also petition to have his felony conviction reduced to a misdemeanor after 18 months. Filner will be required to undergo mental health treatment while under court supervision. he also was fined about $1,500. His home detention is expected to start Jan. 1.
The former 10-term Congressman pleaded guilty in October to one felony count of false imprisonment and two misdemeanor counts of battery.
Hear the complete sentencing below.