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Weiner seeks leniency at his sexting sentencing

4 days 22 hours 42 minutes ago Thursday, September 14 2017 Sep 14, 2017 September 14, 2017 8:06 AM September 14, 2017 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

NEW YORK-Lawyers for disgraced former New York congressman Anthony Weiner say he's no predator and have asked a judge to spare him prison when he's sentenced for transmitting obscene material to a 15-year-old North Carolina girl.

Weiner's attorneys portrayed him sympathetically when they filed papers Wednesday with his sentencing judge. The papers argue Weiner is a better man than when he committed the crime. They say his crime stemmed from a sad confluence of untreated addiction and profit-seeking curiosity.

Guidelines call for Weiner to get between 21 and 27 months in prison when he's sentenced in two weeks.

Earlier Wednesday, Weiner appeared briefly before a state judge presiding over his divorce from Huma Abedin, an aide to Democrat Hillary Clinton.

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