Anthony Weiner entered a plea of guilty in a New York City courtroom this morning.
He also broke down into a puddle of tears.
The totally and completely disgraced congressman agreed to serve prison time today and also to register as a sex offender after admitting to a judge that he sent lewd and seductive text messages to a 15-year old girl.
Officially, Weiner was charged with transferring obscene material to a minor.
Multiple sources have confirmed that the ex-politician cried and apologized, throwing himself on the mercy of the court as much as he possibly could.
According to the terms of Weiner's plea deal, he will serve 21 to 27 months in jail... surrender his iPhone ... and pay a fine of up to $350,000.
A judge will determine at a later date precisely what the sentence will be.
Back in November, Weiner checked into sex rehab after he once again ended up in the news because the FBI flagged numerous references to Hillary Clinton on Weiner's computer.
These references were brought to the attention of authorities because Weiner was married at the time to Clinton aide Huma Abedin.
This was merely the latest chapter in what has been a very long and extremely sordid history for Anthony Weiner.
In 2011, Weiner resigned from Congress after inadvertently tweeting a sexually explicit photo of himself.
Well, he texted it on purpose to a young girl who was not his wife.
He just didn't mean for it to go viral.
In 2013, Weiner returned to the political arena via a failed campaign for mayor of New York City.
It was cut short when it was revealed that Weiner had been sexting Sydney Leathers, a young woman who went on to anchor an adult film based on her involvement with the disgraced politician.
We're not making any of that up.
In September, it started to become clear that Weiner really might spend time in prison.
And now it appears as if that really will be the case.
In court today, Weiner admitted his "destructive impulses" had destroyed his professional and personal lives.
He said he has a sickness "but I do not have an excuse" - and acknowledged to the judge that he'd hit "rock bottom."
The pathetic excuse for a human being added he's "committed to making amends to all those I have harmed."
We're pretty sure it's too late when it comes to his ex-wife and the entire Democratic party.
But, hey, you never know!
Good luck with that Anthony.
“Today, former Congressman Anthony Weiner admitted and pled guilty to sending sexually explicit images and directions to engage in sexual conduct to a girl he knew to be 15-years-old,” acting Manhattan U.S. Attorney Joon H. Kim said in a statement, adding:
"Weiner’s conduct was not only reprehensible, but a federal crime, one for which he is now convicted and will be sentenced. We thank the FBI and the NYPD for their work in this investigation."