NEW YORK -- Former New York Congressman Anthony Weiner pleaded guilty in connection with a sexting scandal involving a teenage girl.
Weiner pleaded guilty to a charge of transferring obscene material to a minor. Prosecutors recommended that Weiner serve 21-27 months in jail.
In 2016, a series of alleged explicit social media exchanges surfaced with a 15-year-old girl. The investigation into Weiner prompted FBI agents to seize his laptop computer. That led to the discovery of e-mails that presidential candidate Hillary Clinton sent to one of her closest aides, Huma Abedin, who is Weiner's estranged wife.
Weiner must now register as a sex offender.