Anthony Weiner, the former Democratic congressman who later ran for New York City mayor, was sentenced on Monday to 21 months in prison for sending lewd messages to a minor, according to multiple reports.
Weiner this year pleaded guilty to one count of the transfer of obscene materials to a minor.
Prosecutors reportedly sought 21 to 27 months in jail for Weiner, who will serve his sentence in a federal prison. Once released, he will be subject to online supervision.
Weiner was also ordered to pay a $10,000 fine and must participate in a treatment program for sex offenders, The Associated Press reported.
Acting U.S. Attorney Joon Kim said Monday that Weiner asked a 15-year-old girl to engage in sexually explicit conduct for him online.
“Today, Weiner received a just sentence appropriate for his crime,” he added.
Weiner resigned from Congress in 2011 after a lewd photo of him emerged online.
Days before the 2016 presidential election, then-FBI Director James Comey informed Congress that the bureau discovered emails that were potentially pertinent to its investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server while secretary of State, a controversial move that Clinton has since cited as one of the possible reasons for her election loss to President Trump.
It was later reported that the emails were discovered during a separate FBI investigation into Weiner, who at the time was married to longtime Clinton aide Huma Abedin, Abedin has since filed for divorce.