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Sawzaw BS: Trouble in Democratopia (98* d) RE: BS: Trouble in Democratopia 19 Feb 14


Well Well Well, it had to happen.

(CNN) -- Former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner was sentenced Monday to 90 days in home confinement, three years' probation, and a series of fines totaling about $1,500 for assaulting three women while in office.

The 71-year-old pleaded guilty in October to forcibly kissing or grabbing three women at campaign events or at City Hall -- one a felony false imprisonment charge, the other two misdemeanor battery charges. Filner entered the guilty plea under a deal with prosecutors.

The three women were among 19 who accused him of offensive behavior during his tenure as mayor and as a congressman.

Filner will not serve prison time under the plea deal.

GPS monitoring will track his whereabouts during his confinement. He'll be allowed to go out for medical and therapy appointments, religious services and meetings tied to his probation. He'll also be allowed to leave his apartment but stay within the apartment complex.....


CBS/AP SAN DIEGO -- A Republican city councilman has been elected mayor of San Diego to replace Bob Filner, who resigned amid a torrent of sexual harassment allegations.

Kevin Faulconer's win means San Diego will be the nation's largest city with a Republican mayor. He will be the only Republican to lead a major city in California, where Democrats hold all statewide offices.

With all precincts reporting, the 47-year-old former public relations executive led Democratic Councilman David Alvarez by 54.5 percent to 45.5 percent. Many expected a much closer contest....




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