US Attorney Investigating Anthony Weiner Sexting Allegations

Anthony Weiner, a leading candidate for New York City mayor, stands with his wife Huma Abedin during a press conference on July 23, 2013 in New York City. (Credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Anthony Weiner, a leading candidate for New York City mayor, stands with his wife Huma Abedin during a press conference on July 23, 2013 in New York City. (Credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Prosecutors in the office of US Attorney Preet Bharara have issued a subpoena for Anthony Weiner’s cell phone and other records, according to law enforcement officials.

The FBI and the New York Police Department have opened preliminary investigations of allegations that the former congressman exchanged sexually explicit text messages with a purportedly underage girl.

The allegations first surfaced in the Daily Mail.

Check back for updates on this developing story.