Former congressman Anthony Weiner to plead guilty in sexting case
May 20 2017 by Johnny Bowman
The emails that prompted the FBI to reopen its review of Clinton's private server days before the 2016 presidential election emerged from a federal investigation into whether Weiner sent explicit messages to an underage girl in North Carolina.
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, one of the people said. Weiner would face up to a decade in prison and would have to be registered as a sex offender.
Weiner turned himself over to Federal Bureau of Investigation on Friday morning, according to the publication. The federal charge to which Weiner pleaded comes with a sentence of zero to 10 years. "I am sorry", Weiner said at the time.
The two texted and spoke over Skype, with Weiner - using the alias "T Dog" - sharing with her his "rape fantasies" and asking her to dress up in school uniforms, she told the site.
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As part of his plea, Weiner agreed to forfeit his iPhone.
Weiner declined to speak to reporters as he left the courthouse.
Weiner's lawyer, Arlo Devlin Brown, didn't immediately return a message Friday. He added that Weiner remains "focused on his recovery". Weiner's brother was the only family in court to watch as he said he "hit bottom" and began therapy.
The investigation led FBI agents to seize his laptop computer, which led to the discovery of a new cache of emails that Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton had sent to Huma Abedin, Weiner's wife. Days before the November presidential election, now-former FBI director James Comey told Congress about the FBI investigation into emails between Clinton and her aides, The Times reported past year.
That inquiry was brief.
He ran for New York City mayor in 2013 and was leading several polls until it was revealed he had continued his questionable behavior.
Trump fired Comey days later amid the FBI's probe into whether Trump's campaign colluded with Russian Federation to defeat Clinton, an allegation he has vehemently denied.