SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A close-out audit of the accounts of former Mayor Bob Filner and other top officials who left city of San Diego employment during the last fiscal year turned up no problems, the city auditor reported Friday.
The routine audit, required by the City Charter, covered purchasing card balances and advance travel accounts to make sure there were no remaining debts, and things like final paychecks and making sure access cards had been turned in, Auditor Eduardo Luna said.
"Everything we looked at for Bob and everyone else was fine," Luna said.
Filner stepped down on Aug. 30 last year after being accused of sexual harassment by around 20 women, some of them city employees who have filed lawsuits. He later pleaded guilty to criminal charges and spent three months in home confinement.
He also faced allegations that he misused city funds by running up a large tab on a city purchasing card for travel, restaurants and incidental expenses. Filner's former Chief of Staff, Lee Burdick, had the then-mayor's card canceled one month before he resigned.
Luna agreed that the results of the audit indicate that the accounts have been squared up.
Among the other seven others who underwent the audit scrutiny were ex-police Chief William Lansdowne and Roger Bailey, the former director of the Public Utilities Department.
The San Diego Police Department has launched an internal investigation into a program intended to reward officers for making drug arrests.
Since the shooting massacre last month at a Florida high school, at least 19 threats have been made against San Diego-area schools, and the San Diego County District Attorney's office has charged nine juveniles in connection with those threats and menacing messages.
Two people died early Sunday morning after a high-speed chase ended in a head-on crash in North County.
A warming trend that began Sunday in most of San Diego County will continue Monday with dry and warmer weather expected to continue until the middle of this week.
Police were involved a pursuit late Saturday that ended with a deadly officer-involved shooting in Escondido.
A man was shot and killed by police at an officer- involved shooting in Escondido, a sheriff's lieutenant said Sunday.
A man threw rocks at vehicles on Interstate 5 near Imperial Beach Sunday, and threatened police with a pickaxe as he ran into a riverbed.
San Diego Sen. Toni Atkins will make history Wednesday when she becomes the first woman and first lesbian to hold the California Senate's top job.
A 16-year-old boy was allegedly drunk when he crashed his car into a stopped vehicle, pinning a motorist between two bumpers, police said Sunday.
A 27-year-old man suffered fatal injuries as the result of a "punching game'' inside of a bar Saturday morning in the Gaslamp
neighborhood of San Diego.