Friday, May 19, 2017

Weiner to plead guilty today in sexting case

Weiner of course is the estranged husband of longtime Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin.

From the New York Times:
Anthony D. Weiner, the former Democratic congressman whose “sexting” scandals ended his political career and embroiled him in a tumultuous F.B.I. investigation of Hillary Clinton before the election, is to appear in a federal courtroom in Manhattan on Friday to enter a guilty plea.

The information has not been made public but was related by two people who have been briefed on the matter and asked not to be identified.

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. Mr. Weiner surrendered to the F.B.I. early Friday morning.

The federal authorities have been investigating reports that, beginning in January 2016, Mr. Weiner, then 51, exchanged sexually explicit messages with a 15-year-old girl in North Carolina.

1 comment:

Holding My Nose said...

An ex-Secret Service member in MD pleaded guilty to the exact same offense and was sentenced to 20 years in prison. I guess he didn't' have the benefit of the Clinton "get out of jail free" card thru his spouse like Weiner does.