Why Was Anthony Weiner Slapped With A $65,000 Fine?
Anthony Weiner can’t catch a break.
The New York City Finance Board unanimously voted on Thursday to fine the former New York congressman $64,956 for misusing campaign funds during his 2013 failed NYC mayoral bid.
According to the New York Post, the amateur photographer diverted $1,359 to pay for some of his personal expenses, namely dry cleaning and cell phone bills.
Additionally, Weiner is responsible for repaying $195,377.79 his campaign raised but never spent. If his campaign cannot formally replenish said funds, Weiner will have to cough it up out of his own pockets.
After losing his mayoral bid to Bill de Blasio, Weiner slunk back into irrelevance before being busted earlier this year for conducting a cyber-sex relationship with an underage girl.
The F.B.I. is conducting an ongoing investigation into the relationship.
Weiner’s estranged wife — former top Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin — said she was going to leave Weiner after his latest scandal broke, but it was reported earlier this week that the two are still living together in New York City. (RELATED: Huma, Weiner Still Living Together)
Weiner is allowed to appeal the vote but will only have 30 days to pay the fines in full once a final decision has been reached.