The disgraced former congressman is doing his best to weasel out of his punishment.
Disgraced former Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) is trying to delay his sentencing date after he was found guilty of inappropriate contact with a teen victim, according to court documents acquired by the New York Daily News.
Weiner’s attorneys are seeking to change his sentencing date from September to October:
The serial sexter pleaded guilty on May 19 to transmitting obscene material to a minor, and his sentencing was set for Sept. 8.
In a letter Thursday, his lawyer asked Manhattan Federal Judge Denise Cote to reschedule sentencing to Oct. 6 so they have more time to review officials’ sentencing recommendations, and “fashion a sentencing recommendation that best addresses the need for continuing treatment.”
The former congressman is married to Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin and became a source of controversy during the 2016 election.
In the course of the criminal investigation into Weiner’s activities, authorities discovered data from Clinton’s wiped email server. This prompted the FBI to reopen the Clinton criminal investigation just days before the election. Clinton is expected to blame this episode, at least in part, for her loss to Donald Trump in her upcoming book, “What Happened.”
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