Feds Weigh Child-Porn Charges for Weiner

Feds Weigh Child-Porn Charges for Weiner
Federal prosecutors are considering child-pornography charges against Anthony Weiner, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday. The news comes according to sources familiar with the FBI and Manhattan U.S. attorney’s investigation into allegations the former Democratic congressman had exchanged sexually explicit messages with a 15-year-old girl. The Journal reported that Weiner’s lawyers have met with prosecutors and have attempted to dissuade them from bringing child-porn charges, which carry a 15-year mandatory minimum prison sentence. This latest probe into Weiner’s sexting habits had a drastic effect on the 2016 presidential race, with FBI chief James Comey announcing mere weeks before Election Day that agents had found a laptop used by Weiner, containing emails potentially related to the probe of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s private email server.

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