Former Rep. Anthony Weiner is under investigation by federal authorities and the NYPD for a series of text messages he allegedly sent a teenage girl in North Carolina.
Spokespersons for the NYPD and the U.S. attorney in North Carolina say they’re looking into the messages and sexually suggestive photos he allegedly sent the girl. The texts were first reported in about in the British newspaper The Daily Mail.
CNN is reporting that Weiner’s cellphone and other records have been subpoenaed.
A spokeswoman for the U.S. attorney in North Carolina, Jill Westmoreland Rose, tells NY1 she is "reviewing all materials relevant to the matter."
Weiner represented Brooklyn and Queens in Congress from 1999 to 2011, when he resigned over a sexting scandal. He then ran for mayor in 2013, a bid that was derailed when it was disclosed that he had not been honest about his behavior and that he had recently been engaged in exchanging inappropriate texts and photos with women.
Last month, Weiner’s wife, Huma Abedin, who is one of Hillary Clinton’s closest aides, announced the couple is separating.
Weiner, who had been a regular contributor to the NY1 Wise Guys segment on "Inside City Hall," was placed on indefinite leave from the station in August.