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Former mayor Bob Filner to be sentenced Monday

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - Less than four months after Bob Filner resigned as San Diego's mayor he will be sentenced for his crimes.

The California Attorney General's Office charged Filner with felony false imprisonment and two misdemeanor counts of battery.

One criminal defense attorney CBS News 8 spoke to Sunday says despite Monday's sentencing Filner still has a long road ahead.

The last time former San Diego mayor Bob Filner appeared in a courtroom was back in October when he pled guilty to three criminal counts based on this complaint involving three unidentified women. 

Monday morning Filner will face a judge yet again.

Based on a plea deal made as part of his resignation he is expected to be sentenced to three years probation and three months of house arrest.

In addition: Filner will not be allowed to hold public office, must surrender a portion of his mayoral pension, continue with mental health treatment, and could face up to $18,000 in fines.

"I personally think as a professional that the consequences that he's gonna get are way sufficient."

Criminal Defense Attorney Bill Nimmo says don't expect anything else to be added to that list. 

"His attorney is very competent and I would imagine has locked in everything pretty solidly so they don't have any surprises," Nimmo said. 

Also part of Filner's deal: he will not face jail time as long as he doesn't break any laws.

According to Nimmo, the punishment in this case does fit the crime and would likely be the same for any other person.

"I don't believe he's a rapist. I don't think he's some predator that needs to be locked up to learn a lesson," he said. 

That lesson he says comes in many forms. From the public humiliation to the civil cases that are still pending.

"The dust will not settle for Bob Filner for years after this," Nimmo said. 

One lawsuit that has already been filed is by former Filner communications director, Irene McCormack Jackson.

Some of the victims involved can give impact statements in court if they choose to come forward.

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