Huma Abedin Files For Divorce From Anthony Weiner
- Author: Zachary Reyes May 25, 2017,
May 25, 2017, 4:14
Former US Congressman Anthony Weiner was expected to plead guilty in federal court in NY, months after prosecutors opened an investigation into his alleged "sexting" with a 15-year-old girl that eventually played a role in the US presidential election.
Former US Congressman Anthony Weiner has pleaded guilty in federal court to one count of sending obscene messages to a minor. Weiner faces 21 to 27 months in prison, and will be required to register as a sex offender under the plea deal. Despite his tarnished reputation, he ran for mayor of New York City in 2013.
Weiner surrendered to the FBI Friday morning, and tearfully confessed his transgressions in a brief hearing.
District Judge Loretta Preska said Weiner would have to meet a probation officer for a pre-sentencing report.
Weiner resigned from Congress in 2011, when he accidently Tweeted a photo of his crotch intended for a college student to social media followers.
Leathers expressed support for Weiner's child victim.
Weiner and Abedin have been estranged since last summer, when new accusations came to light that he sent photos and messages to another woman.
"I am guilty, your honor", Weiner, who also has to give up his iPhone, said through tears.
Preska set sentencing for September 8. She said Weiner had sent her sexually explicit text messages and photographs.
The Democrat will appear in court at 11 A.M., the USA attorney's office in Manhattan said.
The FBI's investigation into Weiner's communications with the 15-year-old girl also affected the presidential campaign-Weiner's electronic devices contained emails pertinent to the FBI's investigation into Clinton's private email server. Days before the November presidential election, now-former FBI director James Comey told Congress about the FBI investigation into emails between Clinton and her aides, The Times reported a year ago. A representative of the USA attorney's office in New York City had no comment on the case. Although Comey described himself as "mildly nauseous" at the idea, many have said his announcement was at least partially to blame for Clinton losing the presidency to Donald Trump.