Anthony Seiner started his 21 month prison sentence on Monday after pleading guilty to sending lewd messages to a 15-year-old girl.
Daily Mail reported that must surrender to the Devens Federal Medical Center in Massachusetts by 2pm. Weiner spent his last day out of prison at his Manhattan apartment with his father.
The prison that Weiner will be spending his sentence at is located in Ayer, about 40 miles west of Boston, and has over 1,000 inmates at the medical center and over 100 more at an adjacent minimum security satellite camp.
The facility has housed notorious inmates such as Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the Boston marathon bomber, who was placed at Devens for medical treatment in 2013 before being transferred to the supermax facility in Colorado.
FMC Devens houses inmates of all security levels, but specializes in prisoners with medical conditions and sex offenders. It has tree-lined manicured lawns, dorm-like housing, sports fields and a recreation center. The facility also offers a number of leisure activities, including Weiner’s favourite sport – hockey – as well as a hobby craft shop, a music practice room, and cooking classes.
Weiner will not be alone at the facility, as Massachusetts State Rep. John George, Jr, is currently serving out a 70-month sentence at Devens, after he pleaded guilty in 2015 to embezzling federal funds. Weiner will also likely know Raj Rajaratnam, the billionaire founder of Galleon Group, who was sentenced to 11 years for a $60 million insider trading scheme in 2009.
Before he was convicted, Rajaratnam was a major political donor to Hillary Clinton and to Weiner’s former mentor, Sen Chuck Schumer.
This comes one month after Weiner pleaded guilty to sending obscene material to a 15-year-old girl earlier this year and was sentenced to 21 months. This resulted in an FBI investigation that eventually led to the discovery of undisclosed emails from Hillary Clinton’s email server on Weiner’s laptop shortly before the presidential election.
During sentencing, Weiner broke down in tears as he said that he was undergoing therapy and had been “a very sick man for a very long time.” His lawyer Arlo Devlin-Brown said his client likely exchanged thousands of messages with hundreds of women over the years and was communicating with up to 19 women when he encountered the teenager.
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