Via an L.A. Times email alert:
Former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner has been charged with one felony count of false imprisonment and two misdemeanor counts of battery, San Diego Superior Court officials said today.
The charges were filed by the state attorney general’s office and are expected to be announced at a 10 a.m. news conference.
The charges are related to three victims, identified only as Jane Doe 1, 2 and 3, a court official told The Times.
Filner, 71, the city's first Democratic mayor in 20 years, resigned Aug. 30 after cutting a deal with the City Council for the city to defend him against a sexual-harassment lawsuit filed by an ex-staffer.
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And a CNN email alert piles on with a couple of more details:
The former San Diego mayor who resigned this summer over accusations of sexual impropriety has been charged in connection with allegations made by three women, the San Diego County Superior Court said today.
Bob Filner was charged with a felony count of "false imprisonment by violence, fraud, menace and deceit," and two misdemeanor counts of battery, the court said.
Filner, also a former nine-term Democratic congressman, resigned from the mayor's post in August after at least 19 women accused him of sexual harassment and boorish behavior.
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And as I write this, I am getting updates. This one is from the Times again:
Former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner, who left office in August in a scandal over allegations of sexual harassment, pleaded guilty today to one felony count of false imprisonment and two misdemeanor counts of battery.