Former Congressman Anthony Weiner must surrender himself to authorities on Monday.
The disgraced Democratic lawmaker will start to serve his 21-month sentence at the Federal Medical Center in Massachusetts after he pleaded guilty to “sexting” and sending obscene material to a minor, 15 year-old girl. Weiner admitted to the judge then that he has a “sickness” and he didn’t have “an excuse.”
The judge also sentenced the former ally of the Clintons to three years of supervised release after he is released from prison. Weiner was also fined $10,000.
Weiner’s fall from grace was not surprising given his history of sending lewd messages to young women - humiliating his estranged wife, long time Hillary Clinton aide, Huma Abedin.
Abedin filed for divorce in May. During the court hearing of Weiner’s case, though, the couple tried to put up a brave and united front, at one point even arriving and leaving together in court. Their representatives said the show of unity is meant for their son.
Weiner did not contest the divorce, and Abedin requested the court to seal the case.
Weiner’s message to the teen-aged girl, a minor, was instrumental for the FBI to reopen its investigation into Hillary’s private email server close to last year’s presidential elections as the former couple was discovered to have shared a laptop.