Former Congressman Anthony Weiner has been released from federal prison, after being convicted of having illicit online contact with a 15-year-old girl in 2017. 54-year-old Weiner began serving a 21-month prison sentence at the Federal Medical Center Devens in Ayer, Massachusetts, in November 2017.
The Federal Bureau of Prisons website shows Weiner is currently in the custody of its Residential Re-entry Management office in Brooklyn, New York. It is unclear when Weiner was transferred and where he’s staying, but he will have to register as a sex-offender and spend three years on supervised release under the terms of his sentence.
Weiner was once a rising star in the Democratic Party who served nearly 12 years in Congress; however that all changed when he sent a lewd picture of himself to a college student over Twitter in 2011. Weiner admitted he’d had inappropriate online interactions with at least six other women while married to Huma Abedin, a top Hillary Clinton aide. Weiner resigned from Congress that year, but mounted an unsuccessful campaign for New York City mayor in 2013. Again in 2017, after he sent a series of sexually explicit messages to a North Carolina high school student, Weiner pleaded guilty to transferring obscene material to a minor.
Abedin filed for divorce from Weiner in 2017. The couple, who have a young son together, later agreed to discontinue the case in order to negotiate their separation privately.
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