Thursday, February 2, 2017
Weiner likely to get hard time
From the Daily News:
Anthony Weiner is facing hard time — unless his lawyers can strike a good deal.
Attorneys for the disgraced former congressman are trying to talk prosecutors out of going forward with child pornography charges that could land Weiner behind bars for at least 15 years, according to The Wall Street Journal.
The charges stem from sexually explicit messages and images he allegedly exchanged with a 15-year-old girl.
Sources told the newspaper that Weiner’s lawyers have been in talks with federal prosecutors for weeks, angling for a plea deal. But officials from the U.S. attorney’s office in Manhattan and FBI agents have not backed off.