De Blasio on Weiner Controversy: ‘It’s Over’


Mayor Bill de Blasio says the scandal involving former Congressman Anthony Weiner is “over” and now it’s time to move on.

“It’s over.  He’s been sentenced.  Let’s leave his family in peace and let’s go on,” de Blasio said.

Weiner was sentenced on Monday to 21 months in prison.  He was also fined $10,000, he will face a three year supervised release and he will register as a sex offender.  Weiner will report to prison on November 6.

“It’s a human tragedy for his family, for him and someone who at one point I think had a lot to offer in public service,” de Blasio said.

Weiner pleaded guilty in May to sending obscene material to a 15-year-old girl from North Carolina.  His wife, Huma Abedin, was not in the courtroom but she previously issued a letter asking for leniency.  She has filed for divorce.

Weiner served in Congress from 1999 until 2011, when he resigned because of a sexting scandal.  He ran for mayor in 2013, but an admission of further incidents derailed his campaign.


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