Weiner was accused in January 2016 of exchanging inappropriate messages with a 15-year-old girl from North Carolina. The two married in 2010 and in June 2011 Weiner resigned from Congress, a month after the release of an explicit photo of him that he inadvertently posted on his Twitter account. Weiner would face up to a decade in prison and would have to be registered as a sex offender. Weiner agreed to surrender his iPhone as part of the plea agreement. The federal charge to which Weiner pleaded comes with a sentence of zero to 10 years. I have a sickness, but I do not have an excuse.
The controversy centered on Clinton's use of a private email server while she was us secretary of state.
His lawyer, Arlo Devlin Brown, didn't immediately return a message for comment on Friday.
His sexting scandals not only ended his political career and but they also entangled him in the F.B.I investigation of Hillary Clinton before the election.
The Daily Mail first reported Weiner's sexual messages with the girl in September. It's the end of practically any remaining hope for Weiner to ever work in politics again.
One other point to bear in mind about this plea deal, at least as described by the Times.
"Weiner's conduct was not only reprehensible, but a federal crime", Kim said.
The investigation of his laptop led to the discovery of a cache of emails from Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton to her aide Huma Abedin, Weiner's wife. Just days before the presidential election, then-FBI Director James Comey publicly informed Congress of the existence of the new emails pertaining to an investigation into Clinton.
That inquiry was brief. The Comey letters and late-in-the-election investigation have been blamed for Clinton's loss to President Donald Trump, The Los Angeles Times reported.
Trump fired Comey days later amid the FBI's probe into whether Trump's campaign colluded with Russian Federation to defeat Clinton, an allegation he has vehemently denied. Weiner ran for mayor of New York City in 2013 during which a similar sexting scandal unfolded.