Problems just keep piling on disgraced ex congressman Anthony Weiner. His wife left him due to chronic sexting of underage girls. He’s at the center of the Clinton email scandal. And due to certain campaign fund violations he was fined up to $65,000. All this has left him dead broke, so he can no longer afford his sex addiction rehab.
After photos showing disgraced New York Congressman Anthony Weiner back near his pricy New York home, news surfaced that he was found guilty of campaign fund violations, fined $65,000, and is “so broke” that he couldn’t finish his stint in sex addiction rehab.
The sexting congressman had reportedly signed up for a 90-day stint at the Tennessee rehab center he was seen at earlier in November, but according to celebrity watchers he was back in New York at the end of the month, Page Six reported.
“His family wanted him to stay 90 days, but he had to leave because he ran out of money,” a source told the Page Six gossip reporter.
It was also reported that Weiner’s own parents took out a mortgage on their home to pay for his sex addiction rehab.
DNAinfo outlines the details of Weiner’s financial woes as the NYC Campaign Finance Board levied almost $65,000 in fines for the violations:
The 10-count unanimous decision by the board also found that Weiner accepted contributions over the donation limit, spent money post-election that was not related to the campaign, and failed to show that money spent was in furtherance of the campaign during his 2013 run for mayor.
Weiner was also ordered to return $195,377 in matching campaign funds.
The board said that one of the phones Weiner billed the campaign for was acquired during his 2005 campaign and the other was a personal line that he used for fundraising. He was fined $2,308 for the violation.
Weiner also paid the Esler Group, $26,000 more than what was described in their contract and failed to show how the spending was related to the campaign. Another $56,210 was paid to people beyond the amount described in their contracts or to people for whom no duties were listed. One $600 expenditure to a person for buying a television was unexplained. The campaign was fined $22,031 for the violations.
Weiner spent $115,268 after the election on expenditures that were not allowed, including $46,169 to a consultant and payments to web video service Vimeo.
Somehow, it’s hard to believe this is the last of this fiasco. It wouldn’t be surprising to see more coming out of this story. Stay tuned.