The resignation of Bob Filner

Rumors of sexual harassment turned into public accusations against San Diego Mayor Bob Filner in July. He took a leave of absence for "intensive therapy." Meanwhile, a recall petition drive began, Filner returned to take part in mediation, and he resigned from office effective Aug. 30. He pleaded guilty to three criminal counts stemming from his treatment of women while in office. On Monday, he was sentenced to 90 days of home confinement, was placed on probation for three years and was fined about $1,500. Above: Filner at a news conference at City Hall in San Diego in July. MORE YEAR IN REVIEW: Ted Rall's five best cartoons of 2013 6 developments that changed Latin America in 2013 10 tips for a better life from The Times' Op-Ed pages in 2013
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