Anthony Weiner will appear in federal court Friday to plead guilty to charges in connection with his online communications with a 15-year-old girl in North Carolina, officials said. The Former disgraced congressman has agreed to plead guilty to a charge of transferring obscene material to a minor, said a law enforcement official.
The official, speaking to AP on condition of anonymity, refused to comment further because the criminal charges had yet to be filed publicly with the court.
The U.S. attorney’s office in Manhattan confirmed the court appearance but declined to immediately release additional details about the charges against the Democrat. The FBI began investigating Weiner in September after the North Carolina girl told a tabloid news site, the Daily Mail, 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.
Weiner was already in federal custody ahead of the court hearing, which was scheduled for at 11 a.m.