Former congressman Anthony Weiner was slammed with a hefty fine Thursday by New York City’s Campaign Finance Board for violations during his failed bid for mayor in 2013.
According to an audit, Weiner’s campaign spent $1,539 on mobile phone bills and dry cleaning.
Weiner accepted more than $1.6 million in public matching funds and spent nearly $7 million during the 2013 race, the NY Times reports.
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.
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.