From the L.A. Times website about the former ruler of San Diego:
Ex-Mayor Bob Filner, who left office in a scandal over allegations of sexual harassment of women, Tuesday pleaded guilty to one felony count of false imprisonment and two misdemeanor counts of battery.
Under the plea agreement, Filner will not serve any time behind bars but will spend three months in home confinement, give up most of his mayoral pension and promise never to run for office again.
Filner will also undergo treatment as “directed by a mental health professional” during his three years of probation.
During his probation, Filner may not vote, serve on a jury or own a firearm, prosecutors said.
The felony count could have brought a maximum sentence of three years in prison, each misdemeanor count a maximum of 12 months in jail.
“This conduct was not only criminal,” said state Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris, “it was also an extreme abuse of power.”
Which is why a mere three months in his home and three years probation is an amazingly light sentence.