September 17, 2014
California Congressman Bob Filner has entered a plea days before he was set for trial on assault and battery charges over an incident at Dulles Airport in which he allegedly pushed a United Airlines baggage employee.
At a hearing in Loudon County General District Court on Monday Filner entered a so-called Alford plea to trespassing, according to a statement issued through his attorney.
That means he did not admit guilt, but acknowledged sufficient evidence exists for a conviction.
Filner was accused in the August 19th incident of trying to barge past a female baggage worker into an employee-only area after his bags were delayed.