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Report: Anthony Weiner to plead guilty to obscenity charge

Former New York Rep. Anthony Weiner leaves his

Former New York Rep. Anthony Weiner leaves his apartment building in New York, July 24, 2013. Credit: AP

Former Rep. Anthony Weiner, embroiled in several “sexting” scandals, was expected to plead guilty to an obscenity charge in a federal court in Manhattan on Friday, according to a report.

The New York Times said information about the plea has not been made public but was released by two people who have been briefed on the matter and asked not to be identified.

The former congressman will plead guilty to a single charge of transferring obscene material to a minor, the Times reported.

The U.S. attorney’s office could not be reached for comment, but issued an advisory Friday morning saying that it planned a news release “on the proceeding of interest in U.S. v. Anthony Weiner.”

The FBI began investigating Weiner in September after a 15-year-old North Carolina girl told a tabloid news site that she and the disgraced former politician had exchanged lewd messages for several months. She also accused him of asking her to undress on camera.

The investigation of his laptop led to the discovery of a cache of emails from Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton to her aide Huma Abedin, Weiner’s wife.

With The Associated Press

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