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Anthony Weiner Released From Prison Custody After Stint In Halfway House

Anthony Weiner Released From Prison Custody After Sexting Minor
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May 14 2019, Updated 8:11 p.m. ET

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Anthony Weiner has been released from prison custody after serving a 21-month sentence for sexting a minor.

As has learned, the former Democratic congressman was freed from Bureau of Prisons custody this Tuesday, May 14. He’d been staying at a Bronx, NY halfway house since February, when he was released from federal prison for his crime. He was initially sentenced to 21 months but was released three months earlier for good behavior.

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"It's good to be out," Weiner told CNN after his release. "I hope to be able to live a life of integrity and service. I'm glad this chapter of my life is behind me." readers recall that in 2017, Weiner pleaded guilty to one charge of texting obscene photographs and messages to an underage girl. The married congressman also admitted at the time that he had been sexting other adult women he met online.

Anthony Weiner

He resigned from Congress in 2011 after coming clean about his inappropriate, extramarital relationships.

“I have a sickness, but I do not have an excuse,” he wrote in his letter to the judge at the time. “I apologize to everyone that I have hurt. I apologize to the teenage girl, whom I mistreated so badly. I am committed to making amends to those I have harmed.”

The 15-year-old spoke out about the messaged once the scandal exploded, saying she was “disgusted” with the shamed politician.

Soon, Weiner’s wife, Huma Abedin, filed for divorce, but called it off months later.

Weiner has now been labeled as a low-level sex offender and must register for 20 years as a level one offender — the lowest level designation for sex offenders, per state regulations.



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