Today, disgraced former Congressman Anthony Weiner, who pleaded guilty to sexting with a 15 year old North Carolina girl, found out his fate at a sentencing hearing.
The 53 year old pervert just received a sentence of 21 months in prison. Good riddance.
Right before the judge issued the sentencing, he read a statement before the court in Manhattan, and cried. He said that he hit rock bottom, and that he’s been a sick man for a very long time.
Weiner and his laywers asked for probation, saying that it was a sickness he was struggling with.
In a memorandum for his sentencing filed by his attorneys, they claim he was “in the depths of an uncontrollable sickness” back in 2016 when the sexting took place.
“This crime is a product of a sickness,” the memo read. “No one can dispute that Anthony’s operatic self-destruction, of which the instant case has been but the final act, was born of deep sickness.”
“The sentencing should also reflect the specifics of Anthony’s sickness, which Anthony has made enormous progress in addressing,” defense attorney Arlo Devlin-Brown wrote.
However, the judge did not grant him that, and instead sentenced him to 21 months in prison, USA Today is reporting.
“He initially denied his conduct, he suffered personal and professional consequences, he publicly apologized and claimed reform,” prosecutors wrote. “Yet he continued to engage in the very conduct he swore off, progressing … to that which is also destructive to a teenage girl.”
Weiner was first elected to Congress in 1999 and easily won re-election in his Brooklyn district six more times. His star rose in 2010 after his short but dramatic speech before Congress blasting Republicans for voting against an aid bill for first-responders to the 9/11 terror attacks.
A year later he was out, resigning his seat after admitting to exchanging “messages and photos of an explicit nature with about six women” over a period of about three years.
He attempted to make a comeback in 2013, running for Mayor of New York City, but his alter-ego “Carlos Danger” came back to haunt him, and the press soon got hold of information about sending lewd pictures to a 22 year old woman.
Weiner also faces being a registered sex offender for the rest of his life. Such is certainly not unwarranted, given his proclivity for promiscuity and impropriety when it comes to his… weiner.
His soon-to-be ex wife Huma Abedin had filed for divorce after his guilty plea earlier this year.
Weiner married Huma Abedin, a longtime aide to Hillary Clinton, in 2010. The couple had a son in 2011. Abedin separated from Weiner in 2016 and filed for divorce after his guilty plea on one count of transferring obscene material to a minor.
The relationship became a crucial factor in the 2016 presidential campaign when then-FBI director James Comey reopened an investigation into Clinton emails less than two weeks before Election Day. The FBI cited a batch of emails discovered in the Weiner probe. Days later, the FBI said nothing new or damaging against Clinton had been discovered.
Perhaps some time in the cage will straighten him out, or maybe it truly is a chronic sickness he’s dealing with? Whatever the case may be, such behavior is unacceptable, and this was the right decision on the judge’s part.