He resigned from his Brooklyn congressional seat in 2011 after he sent an image to a female college student on Twitter.
“I accept full responsibility for my conduct”, he told Preska.
“I engaged in obscene communications with this teenager”, Weiner said, his voice high and shaky, and his body trembling. He also had to surrender his iPhone and pay a fine that could be as much as $350,000. He was released on bail pending a final sentencing hearing in September. Federal prosecutors are seeking a jail term of 21-27 months for Weiner.
Weiner tearfully read from a prepared statement in a courtroom of the Southern District of NY, apologizing to the 15-year-old victim and her family and explaining that he accepted “full responsibility for my conduct, I have a sickness, but I do not have an excuse”.
FBI Assistant Director in Charge William F. Sweeney Jr. said, “We work every day in the FBI and law enforcement to stop adults from preying on vulnerable children”. “I have a sickness, but I do not have an excuse“.
“I had hit bottom”, he said.
After Weiner pleaded guilty in the case, his attorney, Arlo Devlin-Brown, said his client has accepted “full responsibility for the inappropriate, sexually explicit communications he engaged in early past year”.
Carlos Danger aka Anthony Weiner reportedly cried like a little beeyotch in federal court today.
“I have repeatedly demonstrated bad judgment about the people I have communicated with online and the things I have sent”.
In testimony to Congress two weeks ago, Comey said he felt “mildly nauseous” at the suggestion his actions may have swayed the election, but added that he had no regrets.
She and her father said they agreed to talk out of concern that Weiner, who was driven out of Congress and the 2013 NY mayoral race due to highly publicized and sexually charged online relationships with other women, might be a threat to other underage girls.
Weiner, 52, stepped down from his congressional seat in 2011 over a sex scandal and was again exposed during his 2013 bid for NY mayor.
The investigation led FBI agents to seize his laptop computer, which led to the discovery of a new cache of emails that Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton had sent to Abedin. “Mr. Weiner will not be addressing this matter beyond his statement this morning in Court, and remains focused on his recovery”.