Former New York Rep. Anthony Weiner was sentenced to 21 months in jail Monday. Weiner has also been ordered to serve three years probation following his guilty plea in May in a widely publicized sexting scandal, CBS News reported. Weiner’s surrender date has been set for Nov. 6, 2017.
Weiner, who's faced additional sex scandals during his now-defunct political career, had—among other things—exchanged messages with a 15-year-old girl in which he asked her to "sexually perform" for him via Skype and other apps.
In sentencing recommendations released earlier this month, Acting U.S. Attorney Joon H Kim wrote that Weiner "knew full well" that the law prohibits the sexual exploitation of minors online "no matter the app used to commit the crime or the apparent sophistication or motivation of the young teenager on the other end."
Courtroom sketches show Weiner crying and holding a tissue, but it's hard to feel bad for the convicted felon and pedophile. In fact, it's actually more satisfying than you may think it is. Check out the sketches below:
Another courtroom artist's depiction of a tearful Anthony Weiner reading statement + stricken Weiner when 21-mth sentence imposed. pic.twitter.com/6JuohRqAuF— Nicole Fuller (@nicolefuller) September 25, 2017
Courtroom sketch artist depicts a weeping Anthony Weiner reading statement and holding tissue. pic.twitter.com/ps2CZBg6Pc— Nicole Fuller (@nicolefuller) September 25, 2017
Just before hearing his sentence, Weiner called himself an "addict." Weiner added that the incident, which became a fourth-quarter topic during the 2016 Clinton campaign, caused him to hit "rock bottom" before later seeking treatment.
In popular vote winner Hillary Clinton's new book What Happened, she detailed the moment her aide (and Weiner's then-wife) Huma Abedin learned that the scandal had contributed to then-FBI director James Comey's decision to reopen the private email server investigation. Though Comey quickly found that no new emails had been discovered during the Weiner investigation, the damage had been done. "Anthony had already caused so much heartache," Clinton wrote in What Happened. "And now this. 'This man is going to be the death of me,' (Huma) said, bursting into tears."