Anthony Weiner’s numerous public sexting scandals have each cost him quite a bit.
His first sexting scandal led to his resignation as a congressman in 2011, the second one destroyed his 2013 mayoral campaign, and his third cost him his marriage — and will now put him behind bars.
Fox News reports:
Disgraced former Rep. Anthony Weiner was sentenced Monday to 21 months in prison, facing the most severe penalty yet in connection with his sexting scandal. U.S. District Judge Denise L. Cote issued the sentence in federal court in New York. “This is a serious crime that deserves serious punishment,” Cote said in a statement.
The former lawmaker’s sexting habits entered criminal territory with his illicit contact with a 15-year-old girl. Weiner, 53, had pleaded guilty in May to sending sexually explicit texts to the girl across state lines. Weiner agreed not to appeal any sentence between 21 and 27 months in prison.
Weiner openly wept in court on Monday as the judge announced the sentence of 21 months. In addition to the prison term, he was sentenced to three years of supervised release, given a $10,000 fine, and required to forfeit his iPhone. Weiner must surrender on Nov. 6 to a yet-to-be determined prison facility.
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
Weiner read from a prepared statement for several minutes, describing himself as “an addict” and calling his crime “rock bottom.” He said he has a “disease,” but it is not an “excuse.”
Weiner also referred to himself in court as a “very sick man.” Well, it’s much more than that — and he’s getting what he deserves.