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Andrew WhitmanMay 19, 2017, 1:17 pm

Weiner accepts plea deal and sex offender status

The 52-year-old broke down in tears after his guilty plea of transmitting sexual material to a minor

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Former Congressman Anthony Weiner broke down in tears in Federal Court after a judge accepted Weiner’s guilty plea of transmitting sexual material to a minor.

Weiner also agreed not to appeal any sentence between 21 and 27 months in jail and will have to register as a sex offender.

His now-sordid history pales in comparison to the Anthony Weiner most people knew before 2011.

In Congress, Weiner was more pit bull than a peacemaker, considered all bark, but accomplishing little in the way of legislation.

In 2010, he married Huma Abedin, Hillary Clinton’s most trusted aide and advisor. Bill Clinton officiated at the ceremony.

Many expected to eventually see Weiner as a senator, mayor or perhaps even a president, but that all came to an end in 2011.

On May 27, 2011, Weiner tweeted a photo of himself in his underwear to a woman following him online, revealed as part of a long-running pattern.

Weiner insisted that his Twitter account had been hacked, though it hadn’t. Ten days later, he admitted to sexting at least six women in the previous three years.

Ten days after that, Weiner resigned from Congress. Weiner entered counseling, with his wife Huma’s continued support.

Two years later, Weiner entered the 2013 race for New York City mayor and quickly shot to the top of the polls.

FiOS1 News got a hint of what was coming when Weiner sat down with RNN and FiOS1’s Dominic Carter.

“If reporters want to go and try to find more, I can’t say they’re not going to be able to find another picture,” said Weiner in the interview.

There is another picture. Another woman came forward claiming Weiner had sexted her since leaving Congress and had been using the code name ‘Carlos Danger’.

Weiner admitted the new controversy at an awkward press conference alongside his wife. He stayed in the race, but his numbers plummeted, leading to the election of Bill de Blasio.

Weiner made occasional TV appearances after that but became somewhat of a stay-at-home dad while his wife joined Hillary Clinton on the 2016 campaign trail.

Then, late last summer, another photo, and more sexual online conversations were revealed, this time with a 15-year-old girl.

Weiner’s computer was seized, and he became national news again. Last October, former FBI Director James Comey told Congress about the existence of Clinton emails on his computer.

Days later, the FBI would walk back the claims, and nothing on the computer would be added to the Clinton case. This announcement still helped alter the outcome of the Presidential race.

As for Weiner now, there’s not a lot to report. After word of his latest sexting scandal broke, he lost his job as a NY Daily News columnist and NY1 pundit.

Weiner remains married to Huma Abedin. Despite a separation, the two are said to be working on a reconciliation, something seemingly unavailable to him in his political career.

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