Report: Bob Filner Under Investigation For Allegedly Taking Women To Downtown Hotel


San Diego Mayor Bob Filner (D), who stands accused of making unwanted advances by 14 local women, is being investigated for allegedly taking women to a popular downtown hotel, the U-T San Diego reported Saturday.

Members of Filner’s security detail told investigators that “among other things,” Filner had taken different women to the downtown Westgate hotel, according to the U-T San Diego. 

San Diego TV station KGTV obtained some of Filner’s corporate credit card statements covering 6 different transactions at the Westgate hotel in a report published Monday. Filner spent a total of $511.06 at the hotel between Jan. 21 and Feb. 7, then again on May 10 and May 12, according to KGTV. 

It is unclear for what purpose the money was spent.

Filner reportedly completed an “intensive” two-week therapy session a week early on Friday.


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