Former US Rep. Anthony Weiner pleads guilty in sexting case

Former US Rep. Anthony Weiner pleads guilty in sexting case

Former US Rep. Anthony Weiner pleads guilty in sexting case

The Daily Mail article said that Weiner began exchanging messages with the girl when she was a high school sophomore and that the messages indicated that Weiner knew that she was underage.

Wearing a navy suit, maroon tie and his wedding band, a tearful Weiner, 52, described his conduct before U.S. District Judge Loretta Preska in New York City.

Abedin said in a statement: "After long and painful consideration and work on my marriage, I have made the decision to separate from my husband". That relationship is what eventually led to the current criminal charges against him. But Weiner is likely to serve much less time if he is sentenced to prison.

The federal authorities have been investigating reports that, beginning in January 2016, Weiner, then 51, exchanged sexually explicit messages with a 15-year-old girl in North Carolina. "And yet I remained in denial, even as the world around me fell apart". "I had hit bottom".

Disgraced former U.S. congressman Anthony Weiner has cried in court as he pleaded guilty to sexting a 150-year-old girl. A message left with a representative for Abedin seeking comment Friday morning was not immediately returned. He said the plea agreement reflected a resolution "on terms far less severe than could have been sought" because the circumstances lacked the kind of aggravating factors often present in similar cases. Federal Bureau of Investigation agents seized the former congressman's laptop-where the found emails sent to his wife Huma Abedin, an aide to Hillary Clinton.

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The inquiry was brief and Mr Comey announced shortly before the election that the new emails contained nothing to change his view that Mrs Clinton could not be charged with a crime, but she partly blamed her loss to Republican Donald Trump on Mr Comey's announcement. Clinton has said that Comey's announcement was part of why she lost the election.

Trump fired Comey days later amid the FBI's probe into whether Trump's campaign colluded with Russian Federation to defeat Clinton, an allegation he has vehemently denied.

Then, in 2013, he made an unlikely bid for the NY mayoralty but the campaign was soon mired in controversy when Weiner revealed he had sent explicit messages to up to 10 women, using the alias 'Carlos Danger'. Weiner's online behavior first cost him his career in Congress, but he was on the verge of a comeback win in the Democratic primary for NYC mayor when his continued sexting was revealed despite earlier pledges he had overcome the compulsion.

His failed mayoral bid was the subject of a documentary called Weiner.

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