Former Congressman Anthony Weiner has been sentenced to 21 months in prison after pleading guilty to sexting with a teenage girl..
Prosecutors asked for a sentence of 21 to 27 months behind bars, while Weiner's attorneys asked that he receive probation. Weiner admitted that he sent “obscene material” to a 15-year-old girl from North Carolina.
Weiner served in Congress from 1999 until 2011, when a sexting scandal forced him to resign. He then ran for mayor of New York City in 2013, but his campaign was derailed by an admission of additional incidents.
His wife, Huma Abedin, has filed for divorce.