Former New York congressman Anthony Weiner has been released early from prison. He went to jail almost two years ago for sexting with an underage girl. He has since been divorced from Huma Abedin, a long time aide to Hillary Clinton.
And he’s not out of the woods yet, either. He is living in a halfway house and will have to register as a sex offender.
The New York Daily News reports:
Anthony Weiner released from prison early, back in New York
Anthony Weiner is out of the slammer and back in New York.
The disgraced ex-Congressman and former mayoral candidate was released from federal prison in Massachusetts and is now in a reentry center, records show.
Weiner, 54, served 15 months of his 21-month sentence at Federal Medical Center in Devens, Mass., after pleading guilty to sexting with a 15-year-old girl.
He’ll finish his sentence under the watch of a federal residential reentry management office in Brooklyn. It’s unclear if he is living in a reentry center or if he is under home confinement.
Records show Weiner is scheduled to be released on May 15 — three months earlier than his original sentence.
Per his 2017 sentence handed down by Judge Denise Cote, Weiner will be forced to fork over a $10,000 fine, register as a sex offender and be under three years of supervised release.
Weiner has a long history of sexting issues, but his habit became criminal when he began chatting with a North Carolina high schooler on Jan. 23, 2016.
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Will Weiner be able to stay out of trouble? He still has a phone so that might be a problem.
The New York Post reports:
Anthony Weiner is still texting away — inside his halfway house
Anthony Weiner still knows his way around a cellphone — and was using one Monday to send text messages from a halfway house in The Bronx, a fellow inmate told The Post.
But the serial sexter once known as “Carlos Danger” has been reduced to pressing the buttons on an old-school flip phone, which is the only kind permitted in the privately run facility, his new pal said.
The inmate said he introduced himself to Weiner, who’s been “holed up in his room” since getting transferred from a federal prison in Massachusetts to serve out the remainder of his 21-month sentence for sending “obscene material” to a 15-year-old girl.
“He was on his phone, texting somebody,” the inmate said.
What could go wrong?