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San Francisco sheriff pleads guilty to false imprisonment

San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi pleaded guilty in a domestic violence case involving his wife.
March 13, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
The sheriff of San Francisco has pleaded guilty in a domestic violence case involving his wife.

Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi on Monday reached a plea bargain, admitting to a misdemeanor charge of false imprisonment. Battery and domestic violence charges were dropped.

The sheriff was accused of bruising the arm of his wife, Venezuelan actress Eliana Lopez. Lopez issued a statement saying she is grateful for the settlement and looks forward to getting her life back to normal.

Mirkarimi must complete 52 weeks of counseling and 100 hours of community service.


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