Former Congressman Anthony Weiner spent campaign funds sending investigators on a wild goose chase over his own Twitter photos, the New York Daily News revealed this week.
According to the paper, Weiner paid T&M Protective Services — an investigations firm in Manhattan — over $13,000 to look into the salacious Twitter photos that he sent himself to various women last summer. The payments were made in the fourth quarter of last year, according to campaign finance filings, the Daily News said.
The lurid photos eventually cost Weiner his job, but his initial reaction was somewhat staid, as he did not report the incident to Capitol police after he claimed his account had been hacked.
Weiner's resignation after the photos led to a special election that ended with U.S. Rep. Bob Turner, R-Forest Hills, taking his old seat.