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Anthony Weiner Sentenced to 21 Months in Prison

  • Sentence caps fall of former congressman, mayoral candidate
  • Case led FBI to revive Clinton probe shortly before election
Anthony Weiner.

Anthony Weiner.

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Anthony Weiner was sentenced to 21 months in prison for exchanging sexually explicit messages with a 15-year-old girl, capping the spectacular fall of the former congressman whose self-destructive behavior wrecked his career and marriage and played a role in the final days of the 2016 presidential campaign.

“The crime I committed was my rock bottom,” a tearful Weiner told U.S. District Judge Denise Cote. He was ordered to surrender to prison on Nov. 6.