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  • Ex-U.S. Congressman Weiner pleads guilty in teen 'sexting' case

    http://www.reuters.com/article/us-pe...-idUSKCN18F1K1

    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.

    "I have a sickness, but I do not have an excuse," Weiner said, apologizing to the 15-year-old girl to whom he sent inappropriate images and messages last year.

    Hours after the court hearing, his wife Huma Abedin, a senior aide to 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, filed for divorce in a Manhattan court, according to the New York Post.

    A lawyer for Abedin did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

    The charge of transferring obscene material to a minor carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison, but Weiner is likely to get less when sentenced on Sept. 8. As part of his plea agreement, federal prosecutors said they would consider a term between 21 months and 27 months "fair and appropriate."
    The Humiliating Downfall of Anthony Weiner
    Sen. Schumer's protege embarrassed his mentor but disgraced himself

    http://observer.com/2017/05/anthony-...chuck-schumer/

    Former Congressman Anthony Weiner, who recently pleaded guilty in an underage sexting case, got his start in politics working as an intern for Senate Minority Charles Schumer when Schumer was a congressional representative in 1985. He used his relationship with Schumer to catapult his own political career. Salon reported in 1988 that Weiner was considering moving to Florida to capitalize on several political vacancies in the state, but Schumer convinced Weiner to join his staff as district director. In 1991, New York City Council expanded their seats from 35 to 51, paving the way for Weiner to run for a seat within Schumer’s district. Though initially an underdog, Weiner anonymously pushed out a race baiting flier smearing his opponent in the race, Adele Cohen, only to later admit he was behind it. Weiner won the race at 27-years-old, the youngest New York City Council member in the city’s history.

    When Schumer decided to run for the Senate in 1998, Weiner opted to run for Charles Schumer’s congressional seat. Politico reported that Weiner heavily leaned on Schumer throughout his campaign.

    “My greatest advantage is that I worked for Schumer for six years,” Weiner said. “I think that my longstanding and very close relationship with the congressman will inure to my advantage.”

    (...)“Today, former Congressman Anthony Weiner admitted and pleaded guilty to sending sexually explicit images and directions to engage in sexual conduct to a girl he knew to be 15 years old,” acting U.S. Attorney Joon H. Kim said in a statement. “Weiner’s conduct was not only reprehensible, but a federal crime, one for which he is now convicted and will be sentenced.”

  • #2
    Breaking News: Huma Abedein has divorced Anthony Weiner.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by sctrojan View Post
      Breaking News: Huma Abedein has divorced Anthony Weiner.
      She filed for divorce. You can't even get this right.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by daCat View Post

        She filed for divorce. You can't even get this right.
        semantics shmemantics.

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        • #5
          It really is the most comedically unfortunate last name for a pedophile...

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