Former US congressman Anthony Weiner jailed
The former Democratic politician, who sent lewd pictures to a minor girl, has been sentenced to 21 months in federal prison.world Updated: Sep 25, 2017 21:05 IST
Anthony Weiner, former Democratic congressman and estranged husband of key Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin, has been sentenced to 21 months in federal prison for sending lewd pictures to a minor girl.
Weiner had pleaded guilty to sending the 15-year-old obscene pictures, which she later passed on to a news publication.
Once a rising Democratic politician, he resigned from congress in 2011 after reports surfaced of him sending lewd pictures of himself to a college student. He had first denied it, but owned up subsequently.
The discovery of Clinton’s emails on his laptop, stored there by Abedin, had led to the FBI re-examining the closed case against the Democratic presidential candidate, which might have skewed a close race leading to her defeat.