Ex-San Diego Mayor
In exchange, he pleaded guilty to one felony count of false imprisonment and two of misdemeanor battery. In court papers, Filner's victims were described only as Jane Doe 1, 2 and 3.
Without the plea agreement, Filner could have faced three years in prison for the felony count and one year in jail for each of the two misdemeanor counts.
Under the plea bargain, Filner loses two-thirds of his mayoral pension, measured from the date of his first offense through his resignation. From serving on the City Council from 1987 to 1992, he receives an annual pension of about $10,000. City officials have not yet calculated how much his mayoral pension would be.
"Mr. Filner has a great legacy of achievement as a Freedom Rider, college professor, school board president, congressman and mayor," his lawyer, Jerry Coughlan, told reporters. "He doesn't want that legacy to be destroyed by his personal conduct."
Coughlan repeated his client's apology to the women Filner mistreated.