Former Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) “has been ordered to register as a sex offender as he nears the end of a 21-month prison sentence for having illicit online contact with a 15-year-old girl,” CBS News reports.
“Convicted ex-congressman Anthony Weiner has been sprung from prison — and is now part of a federal re-entry program in New York,” the New York Post reports.
TMZ: “Weiner’s now in pre-release status, which inmates often get as they approach the end of their federal sentence. The purpose is to prepare them to transition back into society.”
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James Hohmann: “As crazy as it sounds a decade later, Michael Bloomberg considered Anthony Weiner his most formidable potential challenger as he prepared to seek a third term as mayor of New York City in 2009. Sparing no expense, the billionaire’s political team used a grab bag of tricks to successfully dissuade the then-congressman from running. Bloomberg’s campaign manager, Bradley Tusk, offers an entertaining window into the dark arts of opposition research and tips on getting inside a rival’s head in a chapter of his new book, The Fixer.”
It’s a must-read book.
Former Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY), who was sent to prison after admitting to sexting with a minor last year, will be released from federal detention early because of “good conduct,” Politico reports.
“Weiner was sentenced in 2017 to 21 months in prison for sending sexually explicit material to a teenage girl and was initially set to be released in August 2019.”
“Huma Abedin and convicted perv Anthony Weiner agreed Wednesday to finalize their divorce out of court, seeking to protect their 6-year-old son from an embarrassing public separation,” the New York Daily News reports.
From a statement by Abedin’s attorney: “In order to reduce any impact of these proceedings on their child, the parties have decided to reach a settlement swiftly and privately.”
Disgraced former Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) has to report to federal prison on Monday, WABC reports.
The 53-year-old was sentenced to 21 to 27 months in prison for sexting a 15-year-old girl.
Former Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) “has been sentenced to 21 months in prison for sexting with a 15-year-old girl in a case that may have cost Hillary Clinton’s the presidency,” the AP reports.
“As his sentence was announced Monday, the former Democratic congressman from New York dropped his head into his hand and wept, then stared straight ahead. After the hearing ended and Judge Denise Cote left the bench, he sat in his seat for several minutes, continuing to cry.”
“Weiner was also fined $10,000. After his sentence is served, he must undergo internet monitoring and must have no contact with his victim. He must also enroll in a sex-offender treatment program.”
CNN: “In their sentencing memorandum prosecutors are seeking 21-27 months imprisonment for Wiener, the former US congressman and estranged husband of Hillary Clinton’s former adviser Huma Abedin… Weiner, 53, pleaded guilty this May in New York’s Federal District Court to one count of transferring obscene material to a minor. The charge carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison.”
Prosecutors back up their request by stating: “Weiner, a grown man, a father, and a former lawmaker, willfully and knowingly asked a 15-year old girl to display her body and engage in sexually explicit conduct for him online.”
Former Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY), “whose career and personal life were wrecked in a series of sexting scandals, blamed a ‘deep sickness’ combined with the ‘profit-seeking curiosity’ of his 15-year-old victim for his legal troubles, as he asked a judge for leniency when he’s sentenced later this month,” Bloomberg reports.
The New York Times quoted Weiner saying, “My continued acting out over years crushed the aspirations of my wife and ruined our marriage.” He added that his young son “will forever have to answer questions about the public and private failings of his father.”
Former Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY), whose “sexting” scandals ended his political career and embroiled him in a tumultuous FBI investigation of Hillary Clinton before the election, is to appear in a federal courtroom to enter a guilty plea, the New York Times reports.
“Mr. Weiner will plead guilty to a single charge of transferring obscene material to a minor, pursuant to a plea agreement with the United States attorney’s office in Manhattan… Mr. Weiner surrendered to the F.B.I. early Friday morning.”
“A likely result of the plea is that Mr. Weiner would end up as a registered sex offender… The charge carries a potential sentence of between zero and 10 years in prison, meaning Mr. Weiner could avoid prison. The ultimate sentence would be determined by a judge.”
New York Post: “After years of public humiliation by her sext-a-holic husband, Anthony Weiner, 40-year-old Abedin finally separated from the former congressman in August, one day after The Post reported that he had sent yet another explicit photo to a woman — this one showing his toddler son asleep beside him.”
“But sources tell The Post that Hillary Clinton’s righthand woman is now giving the marriage another try.”
“Federal prosecutors are weighing bringing child-pornography charges against former Rep. Anthony Weiner over sexually explicit exchanges he allegedly had with a 15-year-old girl,” the Wall Street Journal reports.
“Anthony Weiner, the husband of Hillary Clinton’s closest aide, has checked into a rehab facility for treatment of sex addiction,” the Daily Mail reports.
Huma Abedin “has told colleagues she was taken aback when she learned that the FBI found her emails on a laptop belonging to her estranged husband Anthony Weiner and doesn’t know how the messages got there,” Politico reports.
“The newly found emails number in the tens of thousands or more, with at least some pertaining to the period when Abedin worked for the State Department from 2009 to 2013, first as a deputy chief of staff to Secretary of State Clinton’s and later as a consultant.”
Prosecutors in the office of U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara have issued a subpoena for former Rep. Anthony Weiner’s (D-NY) cell phone and other records, CNN reports.
The FBI and the New York Police Department have opened preliminary investigations of allegations that Weiner exchanged sexually explicit text messages with a purportedly underage girl.
“Anthony Weiner carried on a months-long online sexual relationship with a 15-year-old girl during which she claims he asked her to dress up in ‘school-girl’ outfits for him on a video messaging application and pressed her to engage in ‘rape fantasies,'” the Daily Mail reports.
“The girl… said the online relationship began last January while she was a high school sophomore and before Weiner’s wife, Hillary Clinton’s aide Huma Abedin, announced she was ended their marriage.”
“When confronted with the claims, Weiner did not deny exchanging ‘flirtatious’ messages with the teen.”
“Child welfare officials are investigating Anthony Weiner in the wake of the New York Post’s exclusive report that he sent a lewd selfie that showed his young son lying in bed next to him.”
“The Administration for Children’s Services has launched a probe into the disgraced ex-pol’s care of the boy, a city government source said.”
“Notwithstanding the flames I went down in, I’m pretty good at this stuff.”
— Anthony Weiner, in an interview with thew New York Times, on whether he misses politics.