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Famous Prisoners: Paying the Price, Anthony Weiner Sentenced for Sexting

Former New York-based Anthony Weiner was sentenced Tuesday to serve 21 months in jail. He was convicted of sending sexually explicit material to a 15-year-old girl over his phone.

No Privileged Justice for Anthony Weiner

Anthonyh weiner sexting scandal“It is a serious crime that deserves serious punishment,” Judge Denise Cote said while imposing her sentence.

The prosecution had asked for 21-27 months in prison for the 53-year-old Democrat. He sat crying while the definitive sentence was read out. He was hoping to get probation or house arrest at the most.

Weiner, who also sought the Democratic nomination for mayor of New York in 2013, pleaded guilty last May to a felony charge of sending obscene material to a minor, hours after he turned himself into the New York offices of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

When he was brought before a judge at that time, Weiner, who served in Congress between 1999 and 2011, when he was forced to resign, admitted that he had suffered “destructive impulses.” “I have an illness, but I have no excuse,” he acknowledged. He was also sentenced to three years of supervised release once he leaves prison, according to the prosecution.

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Anthony Weiner was Facing Family Issues

The ex-congressman is going through a divorce with soon-to-be ex-wife Huma Abedin, with whom he has a son and who was Hillary Clinton’s closest aide.

anthony weiner crying when sentencedIn a letter sent to the judge, Abedin asked for leniency for Weiner on behalf of his son. Weiner must surrender next November 6 to begin serving his sentence.

The daily mail reported that he was exchanging explicit messages with a minor, and it blew up.

He left his seat after another scandal. It became public that he was sexting and exchanging pictures with several other women. That behavior put an end to his aspirations to be Mayor of New York.

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