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Anthony Weiner Sentenced to 21 Months in Prison

Anthony Weiner has been sentenced to 21 months in prison for exchanging sexually explicit messages with a 15-year-old girl

Anthony Weiner. Photographer: Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images


Bloomberg:


Anthony Weiner was sentenced to 21 months in prison for exchanging sexually explicit messages with a 15-year-old girl, capping the spectacular fall of the former congressman whose self-destructive behavior wrecked his career and marriage and played a role in the final days of the 2016 presidential campaign.
A tearful Weiner told U.S. District Judge Denise Cote that “the crime I committed is my rock bottom.” He was ordered to surrender to prison on November 6.
“I was a very sick man for a long period of time, but I am also responsible for the damage I have done,” he said. “I have no excuse.”
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 Weiner pleaded guilty in May to one count of transmitting obscene material to a high-school girl in North Carolina. An FBI investigation into Weiner’s sexually explicit messages turned up emails that had been sent to his wife, Huma Abedin, then a top aide to Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. That prompted the FBI to reopen its investigation into Clinton’s use of private email server while serving as Secretary of State.
“This is a serious crime that deserves serious punishment,” Cote said as she handed down the sentence. “She was a minor. She was a victim. She is entitled to the law’s full protection.
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