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Anthony Weiner Gets Out of Jail

Ex-congressman likely in a halfway house or home confinement, will have to register as sex offender
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 17, 2019 11:09 AM CST
In this Sept. 25, 2017 file photo, former congressman Anthony Weiner leaves federal court following his sentencing in New York.   (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
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(Newser) – Carlos Danger isn't quite a free man, but he's a step closer: TMZ reports that Anthony Weiner has been released from federal prison in Massachusetts, where he's been held since November 2017 after being convicted of sexting a 15-year-old girl. The former congressman is now in pre-release status—which means either a halfway house or home confinement in New York—and will be fully released on May 14. His 21-month sentence was shortened by three months for good behavior. The New York Post reports that Weiner, however, still faces the unsavory task of registering as a sex offender, not to mention a $10,000 fine. He'll be on supervised release for three years. (Read more Anthony Weiner stories.)

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