Former Rep. Anthony Weiner has pleaded guilty to sending obscene material to a minor, part of a "sexting" scandal that was among a string of missteps that destroyed his political career. Here's a look back at his downfall.
July 29, 2010: Weiner, a Democratic congressman from New York, grabs headlines for his impassioned speech to the House regarding health care for 9/11 emergency responders. Videos of his remarks go viral.
May 27, 2011: A photo of a man in his underwear appears briefly on Weiner's Twitter account. Conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart is the first to report the image. A few days later, Weiner tells reporters his Twitter account was hacked: "Look, this is a prank and not a terribly creative one."
June 6, 2011: A tearful Weiner apologizes for lying about his Twitter account being hacked and admits that he had inappropriate online relationships with several women.
June 11, 2011: Weiner decides he will seek treatment "to focus on becoming a better husband and healthier person" and will ask for a "short leave of absence" from Congress, according to his spokeswoman. That same month, it is revealed Weiner and his wife, Huma Abedin, an adviser to Hillary Clinton, are expecting their first child.
June 16, 2011: Weiner announces his resignation from Congress. He apologizes "for the personal mistakes I have made and for the embarrassment I have caused."
May 21, 2013: Weiner announces he is running for mayor of New York City. A couple months later, screen shots circulate of sexual conversations Weiner reportedly had with a woman in 2012.
Sept. 11, 2013: Weiner finishes a distant fifth place in the New York City mayoral race. After admitting to more sexual conversations with women he met online, his campaign crumbled.
June 13, 2014: Weiner apologizes after he "favorited" a tweet calling the hookup app Tinder the "ultimate sext machine."
Jan. 15, 2016: The documentary on Weiner's failed run for New York City mayor in 2013 debuts at the Sundance Film Festival.
Aug. 29, 2016: Abedin announces separation from Weiner. She was "furious and sickened" when a picture surfaced of Weiner and their 4-year-old son, Jordan, according to two people close to the family. Weiner allegedly sent a picture of a bare-chested man with white boxers and a bulge, with a small child sleeping by him.
September 2016: Weiner was issued a subpoena for his cell phone and other records as part of an investigation into alleged "sexting" with an underage girl.
May 19, 2017: Weiner pleads guilty to transferring obscene material to a minor and will register as a sex offender. Weiner, 52, is released on bail pending sentencing, which is scheduled for Sept. 8, the release said.
That same day, Weiner says in court that he was first contacted by the girl in January 2016 and that for two months, he "engaged in obscene communications with this teenager, including sharing explicit images and encouraging her to engage in sexually explicit conduct, just as I had done and continued to do with adult women."
Sept. 25, 2017: Weiner was sentenced to 21 months in prison.