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Key events in former US Rep. Anthony Weiner's rise and fall

20 Mai 2017

August 29: Abedin says she is separating from Weiner.

Weiner came under FBI investigation following the social media report about his online relationship with a teenager from North Carolina.

Weiner, 52, will plead guilty to a charge of distributing obscenities to a minor, and prosecutors will recommend a prison sentence of about two years, the sources said. He faces between no jail time and ten years at sentencing, it said.

Weiner agreed Friday not to appeal any sentence between 21 and 27 months in prison. "I am filled with regret and heartbroken for those I hurt".

This is not the first time Weiner is embarrassing those around him.

Abedin, a top aide to Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton a year ago, separated from Weiner in September after revelations he had sent more sexually charged messages online.

The FBI began investigating Weiner in September after the North Carolina girl told a tabloid news site, the Daily Mail, that she and the disgraced former politician had exchanged lewd messages for several months.

He also agreed to forfeit his iPhone as part of the deal.

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"As reflected in the plea agreement, the resolution on terms far less severe than could have been sought reflect 'the specific circumstances of the offense conduct in this case, ' which did not feature aggravating factors often present in cases of this kind", Devlin-Brown said.

Anthony Weiner is expected to enter a guilty plea Friday in connection with the "sexting" case that ensnared him in the FBI investigation of Hillary Clinton's private email server before the presidential election, The New York Times reported.

August 28: The New York Post publishes photos the newspaper says Weiner sent the previous year to a "40-something" divorced woman.

Hillary Clinton campaign vice chairwoman Huma Adedin after the Presidential Debate at Hofstra University on September 26, 2016 in Hempstead, New York.

In a release, acting Manhattan U.S. Attorney Joon Kim called Weiner's conduct "reprehensible", saying he sent sexually explicit images and directions to engage in sexual conduct to a girl he knew was 15. Comey announced shortly before the election that the new emails contained nothing to change his view that Clinton could not be charged with a crime.

Clinton believes the hit her campaign took from the revelation led her to lose the election to Donald Trump. The failed mayoral bid is the subject of the documentary Weiner.

Weiner ran unsuccessfully for mayor of NY in 2013 in a campaign that collapsed when Weiner, using the alias "Carlos Danger", again was found to be sending explicit photographs.

Key events in former US Rep. Anthony Weiner's rise and fall