Former New York congressman Anthony Weiner is expected to plead guilty in Manhattan today, Friday May 19th.
This is because he exchanged sexually explicit photos and messages with a 15-year-old girl in North Carolina. This went on for months, and he was aware that the girl was under 18.
The discovery of this scandal ended his political career. This was happening at the same time as Hillary Clinton’s email scandal, which may have cost her the 2016 presidential election. It also took a toll on his marriage to Huma Abedin, a top aide for Hillary Clinton.
If convicted, Weiner could face up to 10 years in prison, though the actual amount of jail time will depend on the judge’s decision. He may also be required to register as a sex offender.