Former Democrat Anthony Weiner Forced To Register As Sex Offender
Former Congressman will now be registered as a sex offender for 20 years minimum.
Former New York Democratic congressman, Rep. Anthony Weiner, has been forced to register as a sex offender, it has been revealed.
A New York City judge handed a level-one designation, the lowest level, for Weiner's obscene text messages to an underage teen, reports say.
The former Democrat will now be registered as a sex offender for 20 years minimum.
Weiner, who has been living in halfway house since his release from prison, did not attend the hearing.
He was sentenced to 21 months behind bars, then released from Federal Medical Center in Devens, Mass, three months early for good behavior.
Weiner's crime put the final nail in the coffin of Hillary Clinton's doomed presidential campaign.
When the FBI and the Southern District of New York obtained a search warrant for Weiner’s laptop and smartphone, it led authorities to discover thousands of emails between Clinton and his wife Abedin, a longtime Clinton aide.
Ex-FBI Director James Comey wrote a letter informing Congress of the discovery of the new classified emails, that potentially pertinent to Clinton’s use of a private server, just days before the election.
Weiner was forced to resign from Congress in 2011 after he tweeted a photo of his groin, which he intended to send to a college student.
As Weiner ran for mayor of New York City in 2013, he was plagued with more explicit messages and photos with women other than his wife.
More sexually explicit messages and photos with women other than his wife came out when he ran for mayor of New York City in 2013.
Last year, Political watchdog Judicial Watch sued the Justice Department in a bid to retrieve emails that were found on
Weiner's laptop by the FBI.
The organization announced that it had sued the U.S. Department of Justice under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) for the files the investigators found on the hard drive of the husband of Hillary Clinton's former aide, Huma Abedin.