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DA won't file charges against DeMaio accuser; case passed to city attorney

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The San Diego City Attorney's Office Tuesday was continuing its review to determine if charges are warranted against a former staffer for Carl DeMaio's congressional campaign on allegations of assaulting a family member.

Todd Bosnich, 29, was scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday, but the District Attorney's Office declined to file felony charges and referred the case to the City Attorney's Office for possible misdemeanor charges.

Bosnich was arrested last Tuesday in connection with a fight with his mother at a home on Caminito Vista Estrellado near Del Mar four days earlier, when he allegedly pushed her, threw a glass at her and disabled her phone.

A spokesman for the City Attorney's Office, Gerry Braun, said city prosecutors received the case on Monday and continue to review it, although initial reports indicate that the alleged victim is uncooperative and doesn't want the case to move forward.

Bosnich made headlines during the contentious congressional campaign between DeMaio and incumbent Rep. Scott Peters, D-San Diego, after alleging DeMaio once masturbated in front of him and engaged in a pattern of sexual harassment against him. DeMaio, who ultimately lost the election, denied the claims.

The DeMaio campaign also alleged that Bosnich was involved in a May burglary at DeMaio's campaign headquarters on Black Mountain Road, in which computer cables were cut, monitors smashed and DeMaio's campaign "playbook" was taken.

The District Attorney's Office declined to file charges in either incident.

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