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Anthony Weiner: 'It's Good to Be Out'

Former congressman leaves Bronx halfway house a free man
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted May 14, 2019 7:50 AM CDT
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)

(Newser) – Good behavior cut the last part of Anthony Weiner's prison sentence by three months, and early Tuesday, the ex-Democratic congressman finally walked out of a Bronx halfway house for good. "It's good to be out," Weiner said, per the New York Post. "I'm glad this chapter of my life is behind me." Weiner was convicted in 2017 of sending illicit texts to an underage girl and given a 21-month prison sentence that he started serving that November, per WABC.

Weiner spent three months in the halfway house after being released from federal prison in February, per NBC News. As for his future plans, the 54-year-old wasn't specific, simply noting, "I hope to be able to live a life of integrity and service." Last month, the Post reported Weiner was "on the prowl" for a book deal, though a source told the paper publishers weren't exactly biting. (Weiner has been designated a Level 1 sex offender in New York state.)

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