Anthony Weiner released from prison to federal re-entry program

Mark Lennihan  AP

Mark Lennihan AP

Anthony Weiner has been released from prison and sent to a re-entry program in NY, according to Federal Bureau of Prisons records.

While a staff member at New York's RRM in Brooklyn's Sunset Park neighborhood was unable to provide Fox News with Weiner's exact whereabouts, it is believed that he is serving the remaining time of his sentence in a halfway house or in home confinement before his official release on May 14. It's not clear when the transfer took place. He is being closely monitored by the Federal Residential Reentry Management Agency, according to the New York Post.

He was sentenced in November 2017 to 21 months in prison over the sexting scandal but was released early due to good behavior.

The New York Daily News reports that Weiner has left the minimum security facility he's called home for the a year ago, the Federal Medical Center in Devins, Massachusetts, and is now "in a reentry center", working to acclimate back to normal life on the outside.

Weiner, who resigned from Congress in 2011 over another scandal involving lewd messages, began his sentence at the Federal Medical Center Devens in MA in November 2017.

A once-rising star in the Democratic Party who served almost 12 years in Congress, Weiner had a dramatic and sordid fall from grace after he sent a lewd picture of himself to a college student over Twitter in 2011.

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His final fall came in 2017 after prosecutors say he sent a series of sexually explicit messages to a North Carolina high school student.

In September 2016, the FBI began investigating Weiner after the Daily Mail reported that he had exchanged obscene messages with an underage girl, who said he had asked her to undress on camera.

After more than a decade in the House of Representatives, Weiner resigned from Congress in 2011 after he was caught exchanging sexually explicit photos with women on social media.

Weiner was also sentenced to serve three years probation upon his release, and was required to register as a sex offender.

Before his sentencing, Weiner, who was previously married to former Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin, called himself a "sick man" and an "addict".

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