Ex-Congressman Anthony Weiner leaves halfway house in NYC

Ex-Congressman Weiner leaves halfway house

Ex-Congressman Weiner leaves halfway house

In May 2017, Weiner pleaded guilty to transferring obscene material to a girl he knew to be 15 years old.

He told reporters Tuesday morning that he hopes to "live a life of integrity and service".

Speaking to Fox News in the Bronx, Weiner said it feels "good to be out", and said he hopes to spend time with his family "and make up for some lost time".

Anthony Weiner, the disgraced former NY congressman and estranged husband of a top Hillary Clinton aide, was released Tuesday from the halfway house where he'd been serving time for sexting a 15-year-old girl. "I'm glad this chapter of my life is behind me".

He was sentenced to 21 months in federal prison and reported to prison on November 6, 2017. He must register for 20 years as a level one offender, the lowest level designation for sex offenders, per state regulations.

The crime also tarnished Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign. In October, Weiner was granted a release date three months earlier than the initially scheduled date of August 2019 due to good behavior.

Former congressman Anthony Weiner leaves federal court following his sentencing in NY in 2017.

Abedin filed for divorce from Weiner in 2017.

Weiner attempted a political comeback in 2013 and ran for mayor of NY, but revelations that he had continued sending explicit messages doomed his campaign.

The ex-congressman is searching for a book deal, according to the Washington Post. Then, on October 28, 2016, former FBI director James Comey effectively reversed course, sending a letter to Congress stating that the "FBI has learned of the existence emails that appear to be pertinent to the investigation".

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