SAN DIEGO - The State Attorney General has filed formal charges against former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner.
According to a statement, the State Attorney General has charged Filner with one felony count of false imprisonment by violence, fraud, menace and deceit, as well as two misdemeanor counts of battery.
An announcement will be made at 10 a.m. A hearing is expected at the San Diego Superior Court on 220 West Broadway. A statement from the superior court said a hearing will take place "to ensure public trust and confidence in judicial proceedings."
Filner resigned from office amid a sexual harassment scandal.
Since claims of harassment surfaced in July, there had been a hotline for alleged victims to call, which was set up by the San Diego sheriff's department.
Any calls that came in were referred to the state attorney's office, which has been conducting a criminal investigation, as Team 10 first reported in August.
The sheriff's department would not confirm the number or nature of any calls.
In addition to the criminal investigation into sexual harassment claims at the state level, Team 10 first reported in July the Department of Justice was asking questions about a so-called "pay for play" deal over a development in Kearny Mesa with Sunroad Enterprises.
The status of that investigation was not immediately available early Tuesday morning.
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