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.
Weiner has far more problems than combating sex addiction, though, as various agencies are still investigating him for sexual misconduct with an underage girl.
Weiner’s troubles were compounded this month after he was hit with a $65,000 fine for improper use of campaign funds, according to DNAInfo.com.
On December 2, the New York City Campaign Finance Board announced its decision to fine Weiner for improper use of campaign funds from his failed 2013 run for New York Mayor.
The board announced that Weiner accepted campaign donations that exceeded limits, failed to prove that spending of funds was related to his campaign, and even kept spending campaign funds for personal use after he lost the election.
Some of the findings the board made included that Weiner improperly spent funds on personal cell phone bills, paying for extra-campaign consultants, dry cleaning bills, the purchase of a TV, payments to people who didn’t seem to be part of his campaign, and other expenses.
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