On Friday, Anthony Weiner appeared in front of a federal court in Manhattan and pleaded guilty to sexting with a teenage girl.
Accorded to reports, he cried and apologized for his behavior to the girl who he sent explicit penis pics.
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Under the conditions of the plea deal, Weiner could face 21-27 months in federal lock-up. He must also register as a sex offender.
Manhattan U.S. Attorney Joon Kim said via a statement that “Weiner’s conduct was not only reprehensible, but a federal crime, one for which he is now convicted and will be sentenced.”
It was the federal investigation into the disgraced congressman’s sexting of a teen that ultimately prompted the FBI to announce that they were re-looking at a number of emails linked to Hillary Clinton shortly before the election.
Weiner is the husband of Hillary Clinton’s top aide, Huma Abedin. the emails were found on Weiner’s laptop.
Weiner will remain free on bail until September 8, when he will officially be sentenced for his crime.