Published: Sat, May 20, 2017
Business | By Max Garcia

Anthony Weiner will plead guilty in sexting case

Anthony Weiner will plead guilty in sexting case

Weiner, who could go to prison, pleaded guilty to a single count of transmitting obscene material to a minor.

He will enter the plea at 11 a.m., said David Schaefer, a spokesman for the law firm Covington & Burling, whose attorney, Arlo Devlin-Brown, is representing Weiner.

Feds have been investigating claims that Weiner, then 51, sent a 15-year-old North Carolina girl inappropriate messages starting in January 2016.

Weiner was arrested after self-surrendering Friday morning to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Weiner agreed Friday not to appeal any sentence between 21 and 27 months in prison.

"I have no one to blame but me for putting myself in this position". Messages indicated the former congressman knew she was underage, according to the Daily Mail.

Weiner, 52, was released on bail pending sentencing, which is scheduled for September 8, the release said. The former congressman will likely need to register as a sex offender under the agreement, but a final determination must still be made, the person said.

He became infamous and resigned from his seat in the U.S. House of Representatives after a previous sexting scandal.

Former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner is crying in court as he apologizes to the 15-year-old girl with whom he exchanged sexually explicit texts. The more recent sexting scandal with the teen led to the F.B.I. seizing Weiner's electronic devices, including a laptop computer on which agents found a trove of emails to his estranged wife, Huma Abedin. That investigation is what prompted the final review in October 2016 of Hillary Clinton's private server, ABC News reported previous year. Abedin was among a tight-knit group that had an email address on Clinton's private server. But Clinton partly blamed her loss to Republican Donald Trump on Comey's announcement.

Comey testified on May 3 that it makes him "mildly nauseous" that the letters to Congress could have changed the election outcome, NPR reported, but he stood by that he believes he did the right thing.

Later reports revealed he had sent sexually explicit messages to multiple women.

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