Former Representative Anthony Weiner Released From Prison Custody
By R.J. Johnson - @rickerthewriter
May 14, 2019
Disgraced former congressman Anthony Weiner is a free man once again after he was released from prison custody following the completion of his 21-month prison sentence for sexting with a minor.
"It's good to be out," Weiner told reporters Tuesday morning. "I hope to be able to live a life of integrity and service. I'm glad this chapter of my life is behind me."
He told reporters that he plans to spend time with his family and "make up for some lost time."
In 2017, the 54-year-old former New York congressman was sentenced to 21 months in prison after he pleaded guilty to one charge of transferring obscene material to a teenage girl across state lines. He was granted an early release back in October due to good behavior. Weiner had spent the remainder of his sentence at a halfway house located in the Bronx.
Acting Manhattan U.S. attorney Joon H. Kim said in a statement at the time that Weiner had received a just sentence that was appropriate for his crime.
The congressman is married to Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedine and has one child with her. He served in Congress until resigning in June of 2011 after he accidentally tweeted a sexually suggestive picture of himself when he intended to send it to a 21-year-old woman. Weiner ran for Mayor in 2013 until additional photos of the former congressman were found. At the time, Weiner admitted to sexting at least three women under the moniker 'Carlos Danger' after resigning from Congress. He ultimately placed fifth in the Democratic primary for Mayor of New York.
Weiner's sexting with a 15-year-old girl was first revealed in a report from the Daily Mail in September 2016. The former congressman's laptop was seized where emails relating to the Hillary Clinton email controversy were discovered.
In April, a judge ordered Weiner to register as a low-level sex offender, meaning he's thought to have a low risk of re-offending. He'll be on the registry for the next twenty years.
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