Disgraced Democratic congressman Anthony Weiner has been sentenced to 21 months in federal prison and three years of supervised release for sexting a minor.
Weiner pleaded guilty back in May for sending sexually explicit photos of himself to a 15-year-old girl in North Carolina last year.
According to The New York Times, Weiner “remained seated between his lawyers at the defense table, crying, his face in his hands” after Judge Denise L. Cote of Federal District Court in Manhattan made her ruling and left the courtroom.
The moment of the sentencing was captured by a sketch artist.
Courtroom sketch artist depicts a weeping Anthony Weiner reading statement and holding tissue. pic.twitter.com/ps2CZBg6Pc
— Nicole Fuller (@nicolefuller) September 25, 2017
His lawyers argued for probations by citing the “remarkable progress” he has made over the past year, but federal prosecutors called such a ruling “simply inadequate.”
Weiner must surrender on Nov. 6.
The FBI probe into the former NY representative infamously rocked the 2016 election when then-FBI Director James Comey reopened the investigation into Hillary Clinton‘s emails after it was discovered that Weiner’s laptop had work-related emails that were sent to his wife and top Clinton aide Huma Abedin.
Weiner was forced to resign from Congress back in 2011 after a lewd photo of himself surfaced online.
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