Anthony Weiner's Prison Time Begins

Former congressman reports for 21-month stint
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 6, 2017 12:25 PM CST
Anthony Weiner Reports to Prison
In this Sept. 25, 2017, file photo, former Congressman Anthony Weiner leaves federal court following his sentencing in New York.   (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Anthony Weiner's 21-month prison sentence has begun. The former congressman reported to Federal Medical Center in Devens, Mass., Monday morning, ABC 7 reports. Weiner asked at his sentencing to be allowed to continue treatment for sex addiction, and Devens is one of nine federal prisons offering the treatment, the New York Daily News reports. But ABC 7 notes the waiting list for treatment is long, and it's not immediately clear whether Weiner is eligible. He's serving time for sexting with a 15-year-old girl.

The 53-year-old's wife, 41-year-old Huma Abedin, has filed for divorce. They have a 5-year-old son together. The New York Post reports Weiner spent Sunday in his New York apartment, where his dad visited him for about five hours. TMZ says Weiner also spent time with his son Sunday. (More Anthony Weiner stories.)

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