“Judge Denise Cote of the Southern District of New York stated that Weiner's sentence carried more importance because of his previous political career.
‘Because of the defendant's notoriety, there is intense interest in the defendant's plea and sentence,’ Cote said in court. ‘It could make a difference in lives and is a very significant part of this sentence.’
She added, ‘This is a serious crime that deserves serious punishment.’
Weiner, the estranged husband of Huma Abedin, Hillary Clinton's former adviser, cried when the sentence was handed down.” CNN