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Politics Anthony Weiner set for prison stint for sexting conviction

11:51  06 november  2017
11:51  06 november  2017 Source:   ap.org

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Anthony Weiner begins prison stint in Devens for sexting a 15-year-old. “ Anthony Weiner is currently located at the Federal Medical Center (FMC) Devens,’’ a Bureau of Prisons spokeswoman wrote in an e-mail.

A sexting compulsion that cost Anthony Weiner his seat in Congress and a chance to be New York City's mayor is about to cost him his freedom too. The New York Democrat must surrender by 2 p.m. Monday at Devens Federal Medical Center in Massachusetts to serve a 21-month prison sentence

FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2017 file photo, former Congressman Anthony Weiner leaves federal court following his sentencing in New York. Weiner is set to report to the Federal Medical Center, Devens, Mass., Monday, Nov. 6, 2017, to serve his prison sentence in a sexting case that rocked the presidential race. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File) © The Associated Press FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2017 file photo, former Congressman Anthony Weiner leaves federal court following his sentencing in New York. Weiner is set to report to the Federal Medical Center, Devens, Mass., Monday, Nov. 6, 2017, to serve his prison sentence in a sexting case that rocked the presidential race. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

NEW YORK — A sexting compulsion that cost Anthony Weiner his seat in Congress and a chance to be New York City's mayor is about to cost him his freedom too.

Weiner, a Democrat, is scheduled to surrender by 2 p.m. Monday at Devens Federal Medical Center in Massachusetts to serve a 21-month sentence for illicit online contact with a 15-year-old girl.

Anthony Weiner set to report to prison on Monday

  Anthony Weiner set to report to prison on Monday Former Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) is set to report to prison on Monday, according to ABC 7 News in New York.Weiner, who was sentenced Weiner, who was sentenced in September to 21 months in prison for sending lewd messages to a minor, will report to  Federal Medical Center in Devens, Mass.

The disgraced former New York Congressman will begin serving his 21month sentence for sending lewd material to a minor. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan).

A sexting compulsion that cost Anthony Weiner his seat in Congress and a chance to be New York City's mayor is about to cost him his freedom too. The New York Democrat must surrender by 2 p.m. Monday at Devens Federal Medical Center in Massachusetts to serve a 21-month prison sentence

The facility in Ayer, about 40 miles (64 kilometers) west of Boston, has over 1,000 inmates at the medical center and over 100 more at an adjacent minimum security satellite camp.

Weiner was sentenced in September by a judge who said Weiner's crime resulted from a "very strong compulsion." A tearful Weiner said he was undergoing therapy and had been "a very sick man for a very long time."

Amid a sexting controversy involving women, Weiner resigned his House seat in 2011 only to have new allegations doom his 2013 run for mayor.

Last year, a criminal probe into his sexting with a high school student intruded into Democrat Hillary Clinton's bid for the White House. Then-FBI Director James Comey announced in late October 2016 that he was reopening the probe of Clinton's use of a private computer server after emails between Clinton and Weiner's wife, Huma Abedin — formerly Clinton's closest aide — were found on Weiner's laptop computer.

Two days before Election Day, the FBI declared there was nothing new in the emails. But in a recent interview, Clinton called Comey's intervention "the determining factor" in her defeat.

Abedin and Weiner are in divorce proceedings.

At sentencing in Manhattan federal court, Weiner attorney Arlo Devlin-Brown said his client likely exchanged thousands of messages with hundreds of women over the years and was communicating with up to 19 women when he encountered the teenager.

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