Weiner Asks Judge to Delay Sentencing for Sexting Scandal
By Priscilla DeGregory | New York Post
Anthony Weiner is asking a Manhattan federal judge to delay the sentencing date in the case against him for texting a minor sexually inappropriate messages.
In a letter to Manhattan federal Judge Denise Cote, the disgraced former congressman requested that his Sept. 8 sentencing date be pushed back to Oct. 6 to give his attorneys more time to prepare a sentencing recommendation for the judge “that best addresses the need for continuing treatment,” his lawyer, Arlo Devlin-Brown, wrote.
The 52-year-old pleaded guilty in May to transferring obscene material to a minor, which could get him up to 10 years behind bars, though he will likely face far less time because of the plea deal he took.
Starting in January 2016, the scandal-plagued ex-lawmaker allegedly carried out a months-long relationship with a 15-year-old North Carolina girl — whose father told the Daily Mail that Weiner was aware of her age.