Former San Diego Mayor formally booked

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - Former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner was formally booked and released at the downtown jail today, it was reported Saturday.

The disgraced mayor, who has confessed to one felony county of false imprisonment by violence and two misdemeanor counts of battery, was processed at the Central Jail one day before he was supposed to, several television stations and U-T San Diego reported.

Filner arrived at the Central Jail processing office at 7:11 a.m. and was booked and on his way out at 8:57 a.m. reported one of the stations, NBC7.

Filner startled San Diegans Tuesday when he entered the guilty pleas and was ordered to appear for sentencing Dec. 9.

The plea agreement came on the same day Filner was charged in a criminal complaint by the state Attorney General's Office. It calls for the former multi-term Congressman to be be placed on three years probation in exchange for avoiding jail time, and he will serve three months of home confinement instead.

As part of the agreement, Filner will also be barred from ever seeking or holding public office again, the Attorney General's office said. Filner will also be required to undergo mental health treatment while he is on probation.

Any violation would result in Filner facing up to six months in jail, prosecutors have said.

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