by Daveda Gruber:
Former Congressman Anthony Weiner has been released from federal prison in Massachusetts. The disgraced Weiner will register as sex offender.
The New York Democrat was convicted for sexting a 15-year-old girl from North Carolina and sentenced to 21 months behind bars. He served 15 months of his 21-month sentence.
His sentence was cut by three months for good behavior while he was serving his sentence.
Weiner, aged 54 years, is now part of the federal re-entry program in New York as he awaits his full release on May 14th. It is alleged that he is serving the remaining time of his sentence in a halfway house or in home confinement before his official release.
Weiner has been transferred from Federal Medical Center in Massachusetts into the care of New York’s Residential Re-entry Management program.
He will spend three years on supervised release and will have to pay a $10,000 fine as well as register as a sex offender.
A once-rising star in the Democratic Party who served nearly 12 years in Congress, Weiner had a dramatic and sordid fall from grace after he sent a lewd picture of himself to a college student over Twitter in 2011.
Weiner attempted a comeback in 2013 when he ran for New York City mayor. That ended when it was revealed that he had sexted with another woman under the pseudonym “Carlos Danger.”
At first Weiner claimed his account had been hacked. He later admitted he’d had inappropriate online interactions with at least six other women while he was married to top Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin.