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Anthony Weiner Gets 21 Months for Minor Sexting Scandal

Anthony Weiner Gets 21 Months for Minor Sexting Scandal

Anthony Weiner must report to prison by November 6 to begin serving his 21-month sentence for sexting with a 15-year-old girl.

Weiner, 53, had pleaded guilty to transferring obscene messages to a minor in May.

Abedin, who is divorcing Weiner, asked the judge to consider their son in her redacted one-page letter. He had pled guilty in May, asking along with estranged wife Huma Abedin that he be spared prison.

In 2011, it lead him to resign his House seat, in 2013 it doomed his run for NY mayor, and in 2016, Federal Bureau of Investigation agents found damning evidence while investigating his contact with the teen.

Anthony Weiner will be serving time for his latest sexual transgression: 21 months for sexting with a girl he knew to be a high school student back in 2016.

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In 2005, he made an unsuccessful run for mayor of NY and tried again in 2013. In 2016, the investigation into the underage sexting case unveiled a raft of emails on Weiner's computer that sparked James Comey to reignite the "but her emails" investigation - less than two weeks before the presidential election. And he will spend the rest of his life as a registered sex offender.

Throughout the trial, defense lawyers had portrayed the girl as an aggressor, saying she wanted to generate material for a book and possibly influence the presidential election.

He cited the nation's capacity to forgive, recalling that Weiner, even after resigning from Congress in disgrace, was leading the NY mayoral primary race when new sexting disclosures emerged.

He started to cry after the sentence was read by Judge Denise Cote in New York City.

In addition to the prison term, Weiner was sentenced to thee years of supervised release, according to a statement from the US Attorney's office.

But he was forced to resign a year later after admitting to exchanging "messages and photos of an explicit nature with about six women" over a period of about three years.

In What Happened, Clinton said Abedin burst into tears when he learned that her husband's case had prompted Comey's so-called "October surprise". "I was a very sick man for a very long time", he said. Mr Comey had previously announced that the Federal Bureau of Investigation had found no evidence of criminal activity related to the emails, and later noted that they had uncovered no further evidence of wrongdoing.

The 2016 documentary Weiner, which was ostensibly meant to cover Weiner's run for mayor of New York City in 2013, was derailed by yet another text scandal, in which Weiner sent a woman a photo in his underwear.