emfizz.com May 25, 2017

Anthony Weiner expected to plead guilty in sexting case

20 May 2017, 05:48 | Terri Saunders

Former US Rep. Anthony Weiner faces charges in sexting case

Anthony Weiner

A law enforcement official says Weiner has agreed to plead guilty to a charge of transferring obscene material to a minor.

Weiner turned himself in to the FBI Friday morning and was at federal court at 500 Pearl St., in Manhattan for the arraignment.

We thank the FBI and the NYPD for their work in this investigation.

Weiner (52) entered his plea before U.S. district judge Loretta Preska shortly after 11am (4pm Irish time).

As part of the plea agreement, he also will have to forfeit his iPhone, surrender his passport, continue mental health treatment and is barred from having any contact with the girl.

On Friday, Weiner described his repeated transgressions as compulsive behavior and said that since a year ago he has been receiving "intensive" mental health treatment.

"As reflected in the plea agreement, the resolution on terms far less severe than could have been sought reflect 'the specific circumstances of the offense conduct in this case, ' which did not feature aggravating factors often present in cases of this kind", Devlin-Brown said.

The judge also told him he would have to register as a sex offender.

Mobile US, Inc. (NASDAQ:TMUS) Earnings Forecast In Focus
The current share price indicates that stock is -4.59% away from its one year high and is moving 63.93% ahead of its 52-week low. COPYRIGHT VIOLATION NOTICE: This news story was first published by The Cerbat Gem and is the property of of The Cerbat Gem.

Paul Ryan warns against rushing to judgment on James Comey memo
Israeli intelligence agents were concerned that information given to Russian Federation could be passed on to Iran, it reported. Congressional investigators are seeking Comey's memos, as well as documents from the Justice Department related to the firing.

Man United give Mourinho 'good things' in draw
I think they are paid not to lie they are paid to be honest and speak from their knowledge to the people that watch TV and read papers.

Last September, The Daily Mail reported that Weiner, 51, had been sexting a 15-year-old girl in North Carolina for months, sending explicit texts, asking her to dress up in revealing outfits and to indulge in rape fantasies.

Weiner will appear in court at 11 a.m., the US attorney's office in Manhattan says.

The sexting case even carried over into the 2016 presidential election when investigators, who seized Weiner's laptop computer, found a cache of purportedly new emails that Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton sent to her confidant Huma Abedin, Weiner's wife.

As a result of their investigation into Weiner's sexting, the bureau opened a new investigation into Clinton's use of a private email server in October of a year ago.

Though Mr Comey said soon afterwards that the emails contained nothing to change his view that Mrs Clinton could not be charged with a crime, the development was seen as influencing voters in the run-up to polling on 8 November.

Weiner represented New York's 9th congressional district in Brooklyn and Queens for 12 years until he stepped down in 2011 after admitting to sending sexually explicit social media messages and texts to several women. But Clinton partly blamed her election loss to Republican Donald Trump on Comey's announcement.

Two years later, he announced a run for New York City mayor but dropped out of the race when more explicit messages became public.

His failed mayoral bid is the subject of the documentary "Weiner".

Other News

Trending Now

Harvard study puts anti-Trump media bias in bold relief
A major new study out of Harvard University has revealed the true extent of the mainstream media's bias against Donald Trump. We don't expect the big media to show Trump love, but is simple fairness too much to ask? One must look elsewhere for that.

Will Smith defends Netflix at Cannes: It's 'nothing but an absolute benefit'
But Smith said Netflix was not a threat to movie theaters, as people watched streaming video and also went to the cinema. During the press conference, the Spanish director and American movie star argued opposing sides of the issue.

Will Smith defends Netflix at Cannes Film Festival
Security was greater than ever at the French festival, with stepped up efforts to restrict access and even an anti-drone system. "Wonderful film that theatre chains want to block us from entering into Cannes film festival competition".

SFPD searching for 1-year-old boy, tan Toyota Corolla
Authorities said they were searching for Makai's father, 30-year-old Jason Lam, in connection with the abduction. Relatives of Lam said he recently experienced mental breakdowns, according to officials.

Moto C & Moto C Plus Smartphones with Android 7.0 Nougat Officially Launched
It is reported that a total of nine handsets belonging to Moto Z, Moto X, Moto G, Moto E, and Moto C series are in the offing. However, the Z Force will be unique in that it will have support for gigabit LTE and will have a toughened front display .

June 30 deadline for Aadhaar not to be extended: Govt to SC
During the hearing, the Attorney General claimed 115 crore Aadhaar cards have already been issued, in a population of 125 crores. Rohatgi said that Aadhaar was being made compulsory so that benefits of schemes do not "go to ghosts".

Appeals Court Strikes Down FAA Drone Registration Rule
Eventually, the FAA built a website for people to register their drones and created educational campaigns about flight safety. Jonathan Rupprecht, a lawyer working with Taylor, considers the ruling a victory for the semantics of what a hobby drone is.

China does not pursue trade surplus with US: vice commerce minister
China had conditionally lifted its longstanding import ban on American beef a year ago , but few purchases have been made. LNG tanker arrived in China in August 2016, followed by another eight cargoes shipped between December and March.

Law enforcement staked out on Dunkin' Donuts roof for Special Olympics KS
Special Olympics athletes and their families will join police officers and rise to the occasion to show their support. Guests donating at least $25 will receive a Law Enforcement Torch Run runner's shirt.

US imposes sanctions in joint action with Saudi Arabia
The United States Treasury Department also added Safieddine to its counter-terrorism blacklist on Friday, a day before U.S. The government of Saudi Arabia joined the United States in sanctioning Safieddine, the State Department noted.