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Weiner sentenced to 21 months in sexting case

Anthony Weiner (center) arrives at court in New York for sentencing. Associated Press/Photo by Mark Lennihan

Weiner sentenced to 21 months in sexting case

A judge sentenced former Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y., to 21 months in prison for exchanging sexually explicit texts with a 15-year-old girl. The investigation of the crime unearthed emails last year on Weiner’s laptop between his wife, Huma Abedin, and her boss, Hillary Clinton. As a result, then-FBI Director James Comey announced in October 2016 he was reopening the probe of Clinton’s use of a private computer server, a blow that Clinton said damaged her chances of becoming president. Weiner’s sexting habit destroyed his congressional career in 2011 and doomed his 2013 run for mayor of New York. U.S. District Judge Denise Cote said the sentence was necessary to “make a statement that can protect other minors.” Weiner, who Abedin is in the process of divorcing, must report to prison Nov. 6.

Lynde Langdon

Lynde is a WORLD Digital's managing editor. She is a graduate of World Journalism Institute, the Missouri School of Journalism, and the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Lynde resides with her family in Wichita, Kansas.



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