San Diego's former mayor plead guilty Tuesday to felony false imprisonment and a pair of counts of misdemeanor battery involving three women. The felony count alleged false imprisonment "by violence, fraud, menace and deceit" but did not detail the specific circumstances. Sentencing was set for Dec. 9.
Filner, who resigned in August amid a sexual harassment scandal, is looking at potentially several years behind bars when he is sentenced. The maximum sentence is three years behind bars for the felony and one year for each misdemeanor, The terms could be served concurrently.
Filner, 71, who resigned after more than a dozen women brought forward sexual harassment allegations, formerly served 10 terms as a local congressman.
Problems for the former mayor all began when Filner's former communications director, Irene McCormack Jackson, became the first woman to come out with allegations against Filner, filing a lawsuit against the mayor and the city. In the suit, she claimed her ex-boss asked her to work without panties, demanded kisses, told her he wanted to see her naked and dragged her in a headlock while whispering in her ear.
With sentencing less than two months away, do you think the potential prison terms for Filner are fair?