Anthony Weiner Skips Court Appearance to Register as a Sex Offender
Disgraced former congressman doesn't show for appointment, despite making other meetings
Disgraced former Democratic congressman Anthony Weiner didn't show up for an appointment at a New York court to register as a sex offender on Wednesday, according to reports.
Weiner, who was released from a halfway house earlier this week after being jailed for sexting an underage girl, arrived at Manhattan federal court Wednesday for a mandatory probation check-in.
He was a no-show for his nearby appointment to register as a sex offender, however.
The former New York mayoral candidate, aka Carlos Danger, arrived later than expected for his probation meeting at the Pearl Street federal courthouse at 12:10 pm.
Weiner stayed for two hours before leaving in a taxi cab, refusing to speak to members of the press waiting outside.
Sources told The New York Post that Weiner had arranged a noon appointment at the Sex Offender Monitoring Unit at Manhattan Supreme Court a block away, where officials waited through their lunch hour for him.
But the office closed at 3 p.m. with nary a Weiner in sight.
Sources said he has 10 days to officially register.
“He was arrogant in [federal court]. He’s fully aware he has 10 days to appear,” said one source.
“He … gave no excuses on why he skipped his appearance.”
According to SF Gate, Weiner left a New York City halfway house on Tuesday after completing his prison sentence for illicit online contact with a 15-year-old girl.
"It's good to be out," the disgraced former congressman said, according to the New York Post.
"I hope to be able to live a life of integrity and service. I'm glad this chapter of my life is behind me."
Weiner, 54, was ordered in April to register as a sex offender as he neared the end of a 21-month prison sentence.
The judge designated Weiner a Level 1 offender under the state's version of what's known as Megan's Law, meaning that he is thought to have a low risk of reoffending.
Weiner, a once-rising star in the Democratic Party who served in Congress for nearly 12 years, had been living in the halfway house since February after serving most of his sentence at a prison in Massachusetts.
He still faces three years of court supervision.
Weiner pleaded guilty in May 2017 to transferring obscene material to a minor.
Prosecutors said he had a series of sexually explicit Skype and Snapchat exchanges with a North Carolina high school student and encouraged the teen to strip naked and touch herself sexually.
At his sentencing, Weiner said he'd been a "very sick man for a very long time" and said he had a sex addiction.
Weiner's lawyer said the former lawmaker 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.