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BREAKING: Anthony Weiner Pleads Guilty In Photo Scandal

| by Sean Kelly

Anthony Weiner is set to plead guilty in a federal court to a charge of transferring obscene material to a minor. He could face up to 10 years in prison and have to register as a sex offender.

The guilty plea came after Weiner was caught exchanging sexual messages and an explicit photo with a 15-year-old high school student in North Carolina between January and March of 2016.

Daily Mail was the first to report on the scandal in September of 2016, and Weiner responded by first calling the allegations a "hoax."

He later apologized for his actions after reports surfaced.

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The investigation into Weiner's sexual behavior has been blamed for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton losing the 2016 presidential election to President Donald Trump -- as it revealed that classified information was found on Weiner's hard drive sent by his wife, Clinton aide Huma Abedin. Former FBI Director James Comey ultimately announced that he was reopening an investigation into Clinton's emails after the documents on Weiner's hard drive were found, The Hill reported. 

Weiner and Abedin separated following the scandal, but announced in March that they were "working hard" on their marriage. 

Sources: Daily Mail, The Hill / Photo credit: Thomas Good via Wikimedia Commons

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