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Disgraced ex-Congressman Anthony Weiner released from prison

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    FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2017 file photo, former Congressman Anthony Weiner leaves federal court following his sentencing in New York. Weiner has been released from federal prison in Massachusetts. The New York Democrat, a once-rising star who also ran for mayor, was convicted of having illicit online contact with a 15-year-old North Carolina girl in 2017. The Federal Bureau of Prisons website now shows Weiner is in the custody of its Residential Re-entry Management office in Brooklyn, New York. It’s not immediately clear when he was transferred and where he’s currently staying. The bureau, federal court in New York and Weiner’s lawyer didn’t immediately comment. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Published February 18. 2019 12:29PM

AYER, Massachusetts (AP) — Disgraced former Congressman Anthony Weiner has been released from federal prison after being convicted of having illicit online contact with a 15-year-old girl in 2017.

The Federal Bureau of Prisons website shows the 54-year-old New York Democrat is currently in the custody of its Residential Re-entry Management office in Brooklyn, New York.

It’s not immediately clear when Weiner was transferred and where he’s staying now, but Weiner will have to register as a sex-offender and spend three years on supervised release under the terms of his sentence.

The prison bureau and Weiner’s lawyer didn’t respond to emails seeking comment Sunday. Federal prosecutors in New York referred an inquiry to the prison bureau.

Weiner began serving a 21-month prison sentence at the Federal Medical Center Devens, located about 40 miles (64 kilometers) west of Boston in Ayer, Massachusetts, in November 2017.

The bureau website shows Weiner is slated to complete his sentence May 14, a few months earlier than scheduled because of good conduct in prison.

A once-rising star in the Democratic Party who served nearly 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.

Weiner initially claimed his account had been hacked, then admitted he’d had inappropriate online interactions with at least six other women while married to top Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin.

Weiner resigned from Congress that year but mounted a campaign for New York City mayor in 2013.

But his personal behavior was again his undoing after it was disclosed he sent explicit photos under the alias “Carlos Danger” to at least one woman after resigning from Congress.

Weiner ultimately garnered less than 5 percent of the vote in the Democratic primary.

His final fall came in 2017 after prosecutors say he sent a series of sexually explicit messages to a North Carolina high school student. Weiner pleaded guilty to transferring obscene material to a minor.

At his sentencing, he said he’d been a “very sick man for a very long time” because of his sex addiction.

Weiner’s attorney said the ex-lawmaker likely exchanged thousands of messages with hundreds of women over the years and was communicating with up to 19 women when he encountered the teenager.

Abedin also filed for divorce from Weiner in 2017. But the two, who have a young son together, later agreed to discontinue the case in order to negotiate their separation privately.

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The man many young Democrats aspire to be like.
A poster child if you will.
No shame for the left.
Now Kiddies... on the bright side... Bernie is running 2020!
This land is your land, this land is my land... Bwa ha ha ha
Sin is no respecter of man , and certainly not of political party. However, Larry Craig was never hailed as one of the Party's brightest upcoming stars, as Weiner was. Heck, he was the onetime front-running candidate for New York mayor – a man who almost became mayor of New York. Perhaps I'll allow this to exemplify how media hype about these people is pretty darned inaccurate.
Weiner is a prime example of the responsibility-evading so evident in typical Democrats. This guy was married to Hillary Clinton's closest confidant. I hardly see a comparison beyond... sin is sin.
We all can do much better. I include Mike Meyers
Good Day
Well what words of wisdom from a moronic idiot. This Weiner guy deserved his time. But then no denouncing about your Fuhrer saying he could shoot someone and get away with it and grabbing women by their Vagina and destroyed the constitution of this Nation because he didn't get his own way what a idiot. So just say Sieg Heil and through out your 1 arm salute and send your Bimbo out to market. WINK WINK.
You, my dear tammy, come off as being extremely narrow minded. Perhaps you present in this fashion, as a means of getting attention from us men, who incline toward leading others to the truth.
If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed. Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it.

Sieg Heil
TG, what is with the run on sentences? Your low intellect is tough to follow. You must be excited. Does President Trump have you in a “tizzy”? Got hate? Of course you do. I like the “...moronic idiot.” Thing. This time you didn’t misspell it. It looked real bad when you can’t even insult properly. No wonder that President Trump winning makes you uncomfortable. You are a condescending cyber-bully that gives insults rather than ideas. Who are you to make fun of anybody? Clean up your act? WINK WINK. Meyers is right.
Your Fuhrer said this kind of crap and you love it so whats the big deal if you don't like what i write don't read it or do you have your Bimbo read it for you. Low Life inbred.
TG you are dysfunction on public display. Most people who have senses would be embarrassed. You seem to be proud. Keep it up. You have Trump Derangement Syndrome. You feel uncomfortable with winning since you never win. When you insult others on a continual basis that indicates you have low self esteem. If you would be able to state an idea, then support that idea, that would be social interaction. Instead you are the one that insults. “Bimbo...” Do you think societal problems are a Bevis & Butthead episode? Grab your crayons. Don’t stick them up your nose like last time...if you even remember.
Tam,
You need to get a job with Bimbo Bakery in Easton.
They're hiring, and work would be good for you.
Right on! We will recommend you...if you pass the drug test!
RUK, do you need a job too? Not sure if you can bring a emotional support bunny rabbit in to a bakery to work though. We will worry about that once you pass the drug test. Maybe you can swap the rabbit for a blanket or a pacifier. Wonderful idea Mike Myers!

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