Disgraced politician Anthony Weiner has reported to the Federal Medical Center Devens in Massachusetts to start his 21-month prison sentence he received for sexting with a minor.
Weiner spent his last day of freedom with his father Morton at his Manhattan apartment. His brother Jason dropped him off at the prison.
People have described this facility as a little bit of luxury. From Zero Hedge:
The lockup, which is located on a former Army base about 40 miles northwest of Boston, is just one of two sites that offer residential treatment for sex offenders, who share a common housing unit and undergo therapy five days a week.
The site has a reputation as a cushy “Club Fed”-type prison. Other infamous inmates include inside trader Raj Rajaratnam, who suffers from diabetes and high blood pressure, and Peter Madoff, a reported cancer survivor who helped older brother Bernie Madoff scam $20 billion from investors through his epic Ponzi scheme.
A judge sentenced Weiner to prison in September and also ordered him to register as a sex offender. He will have to undergo “three years of supervised release” once his sentence ends.
Weiner told the judge that this latest sexting scandal “is his rock bottom” and that he “was a very sick man for a long period of time.”
In May, Weiner pleaded guilty in a federal court for sexting with the minor. Weiner requested “probation and community service.” His lawyers have sought a prison term of 21 months to 27 months as part of a plea deal, “which isn’t binding on the sentencing judge.”
Weiner’s lawyer even tried to convince the judge that his client was not at fault for sexting with the 15-year-old girl because she wanted to affect the presidential election. His lawyers insisted that Weiner “never sought out teenagers on the internet and didn’t engage in other predatory behaviors typical of those arrested in similar cases.” NBC News said that the young girl once told Inside Edition that she “wanted to see if Anthony was still up to the same antics.”
The scandal wove itself into the 2016 presidential election when the FBI took possession of Weiner’s electronics, including a laptop that had emails between Abedin and Hillary. This discovery led the FBI to reopen its investigation into Hillary’s personal email server when she served as secretary of state.
On October 30, Abedin claimed she had no idea how the emails between her and Hillary ended up on Weiner’s laptop. Fuzzy blogged at the time that the Department of Justice blocked FBI access to the laptop. But later in the day the FBI finally got a warrant to search through the laptop. Two months later, a judge unsealed the FBI search warrant.DONATE
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