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San Diego’s ex-mayor gets probation in sex harassment case

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SAN DIEGO — Bob Filner was sentenced Monday to three months of home confinement and three years of probation for harassing women while he was mayor of San Diego, completing the fall of the former 10-term representative who barely a year ago achieved his long dream of being elected leader of the nation’s eighth-largest city.

Filner, who resigned amid widespread allegations of sexual harassment, pleaded guilty in October to one felony and two misdemeanors for placing a woman in a headlock, kissing another woman and grabbing the buttocks of a third.

Superior Court Judge Robert Trentacosta’s sentence was the same as what prosecutors recommended in a plea agreement with the 71-year-old former mayor.

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