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Weiner sentenced to 21 months in sexting case

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 9/25/17, 01:43 pm

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.

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Lynde Langdon

Lynde is a WORLD Digital’s managing editor and reports on popular and fine arts. She lives in Wichita, Kan., with her husband and two daughters. Follow Lynde on Twitter @lmlangdon.

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