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Former US Rep. Anthony Weiner pleads guilty, could get years in prison

20 Mai 2017

Weiner, who served parts of New York City for 12 years in the U.S. House of Representatives, resigned in 2011 after an explicit photograph was posted on his Twitter account. He was then released on bail until his September 8 sentencing.

Weiner's political career ended after his penchant for sexting strangers became public. He said his "destructive impulses brought great devastation" to his family and friends.

He then went down the courthouse elevator surrounded by his lawyers and court officers and left the building.

A tearful Anthony Weiner admitted on Friday to transferring obscene material in the case of his sex-msssaging scandal with an underage teen.

"I have a sickness, but I do not have an excuse", the former Democratic congressman said. A much longer lasting punishment: Weiner will likely have to register as a sex offender, according to The New York Times, barring him from going within 300 feet of schools, public parks and any facility "devoted to the use, care or supervision of minors".

We thank the FBI and the NYPD for their work in this investigation. Trump and other Republicans accused her of endangering national security by exposing classified information to potential hacking.

Weiner pleaded guilty to a charge of transmitting sexual material to a minor and could get years in prison.

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Bloomberg News reported Weiner's plea agreement called for a sentence between 21 and 27 months.

The FBI began investigating the Democrat in September after a 15-year-old North Carolina girl told a tabloid news site that she and the disgraced former politician had exchanged lewd messages for several months.

In late August, longtime Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin announced she and Weiner were separating after allegations he sent sexually suggestive photos again - this time with an unidentified woman in her 40s described as divorced.

Weiner cried in court as he apologized to the 15-year-old girl at the heart of the sexting case, The Associated Press reported.

Former congressman Anthony Weiner is expected to appear in federal court Friday to plead guilty in a sexting case, according to a representative with the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of NY.

In a statement, Acting Manhattan U.S. Attorney Joon H. Kim said in part, "Weiner's conduct was not only reprehensible, but a federal crime, one for which he is now convicted and will be sentenced".

He ran for New York City mayor in 2013 and was leading several polls until it was revealed he had continued his questionable behavior.

Former US Rep. Anthony Weiner pleads guilty, could get years in prison