Anthony Weiner Sentenced to Nearly Two Years in Prison for Sexting Scandal

 In U.S.
Anthony Weiner — the former New York congressman whose career and marriage were wrecked by sexting scandals — sobbed Monday as a federal judge sentenced him to nearly two years in prison for X-rated communication with a 15-year-old girl.

It was the denouement of a three-act drama that took Weiner, 53, from the hallowed halls of the U.S. Capitol to a wood-paneled courtroom in the city he once hoped to lead as mayor.

“I was a very sick man for a long time,” Weiner told the judge in asking for leniency. “I have a disease but I have no excuse.”




Image: Former U.S. Congressman Anthony Weiner arrives at U.S. Federal Court for sentencing

Former Congressman Anthony Weiner arrives at U.S. Federal Court on Monday for sentencing after pleading guilty to one count of sending obscene messages to a minor.