Former Rep. Anthony Weiner to plead guilty in sexting case – Los Angeles Times

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May 19, 2017, 8:39 a.m.

Reporting from NEW YORK
Associated Press

Former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner pleaded guilty in a case involving his online communications with a teenage girl in North Carolina.

He was charged with transferring obscene material to a minor as part of a plea agreement with the U.S. attorney’s office in Manhattan, the New York Times reported. Weiner surrendered to the FBI early Friday morning and is to appear in court at 11 a.m. EDT.

The FBI began investigating Weiner in September after a 15-year-old North Carolina girl told a tabloid news site that she and the disgraced former politician had exchanged lewd messages for several months.

She also accused him of asking her to undress on camera.

The Democrat’s sexting scandals ended his political career and led to a controversial investigation of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton before the election.

The investigation of his laptop led to the discovery of a cache of emails from Clinton to her aide Huma Abedin, Weiner’s wife.



8:40 a.m.: Updated with confirmation of Weiner’s plea. 

6:47 a.m.: This post was updated to add a report that Weiner will enter a guilty plea. 

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