Mayor facing multiple inquiries
SAN DIEGO (CNS) – Local, state and federal agencies have been
investigating the recent dealings of Mayor Bob Filner, which include his trip
to Paris along with alleged outings with women at a downtown hotel and a
developer's payment to the city, it was reported Sunday.
Among the agencies investigating in various capacities were the San
Diego County Sheriff's Department, the City Attorney's Office, the state
Attorney General's Office and the U.S. Attorney's Office, U-T San Diego
The FBI was also looking into a $100,000 payment made by Sunroad
Enterprises around the time the mayor's office did an about-face on its policy
on the firm's Kearny Mesa apartment project, and expanded the probe to include
another housing development. The federal agency was looking into so-called
administrative holds that allowed for additional concessions, which the City
Attorney's Office said lacked legal basis, according to U-T San Diego.
According to the U-T San Diego, which cited sources and documents, among
the developments in the various investigations were that his Chief of Staff
Lee Burdick was subpoenaed to testify and provide her notes regarding Sunroad;
and that City Councilman Kevin Faulconer who also chairs the council's Audit
Committee plans to announce on Monday he will call on city officials to speak
out about Filner's Paris trip in June and the use of city-issued credit cards.
According to the U-T, up to 30 City Hall employees have been interviewed
so far by the City Attorney's Office, the sheriff's department and the FBI.
The sheriff's department has also established a hotline to report allegations