Weiner Out

Anthony Weiner
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May 14, 2019

Disgraced former New York congressman Anthony Weiner was released from prison Tuesday morning after serving a 21-month sentence for sending sexually explicit messages to a 15-year-old girl.

Weiner had been finishing his sentence at a halfway house in New York City following an earlier stint at a federal prison in Massachusetts.

"I hope to be able to live a life of integrity and service. And I'm glad this chapter of my life is behind me," Weiner, who's married to former Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin, told Fox News.

Weiner's troubles began in 2011 when he resigned from Congress after he was caught using his Twitter profile to send sexually explicit messages to one of his followers.

He attempted to redeem his political career in 2013 by running for mayor of New York City but again was brought down by allegations he had sexted with a 22-year-old woman under the pseudonym "Carlos Danger."

Near the end of the 2016 presidential campaign, it was reported that Weiner had engaged in sexual conversations with a 15-year-old girl in North Carolina. The revelation caused the FBI to seize his computer, on which they found emails pertaining to Hillary Clinton's email controversy. The ensuing fallout led to then FBI Director James Comey reopening the investigation into Clinton's use of a private email server while Secretary of State just over a week before the 2016 presidential election.

As a condition of his release, Weiner will have to register as a low-level sex offender for 20 years.