(Breitbart) – Disgraced former congressman Anthony “Carlos Danger” Weiner has completed his sentence for sending sexual text messages to an underage girl.
“It’s good to be out,” Weiner said, with a heavy dose of optimism. “I hope to be able to live a life of integrity and service. I’m glad this chapter of my life is behind me.” But Weiner will remain registered as a level 1 sex offender — categorized as such because of a “low risk of repeat offense” despite his numerous indiscretions.
Weiner’s sentence came after a series of sexual indiscretions torpedoed his political aspirations, culminating in a conviction for “obscene” sexually explicit messages exchanged with a 15-year-old North Carolina girl. At his sentencing, Weiner, crying, called himself a “very sick man.”
Weiner was sentenced to 21 months, but was released after just 18 months for good behavior. He was further required pay a $10,000 fine, and register as a sex offender upon his release. Weiner and his wife reportedly sought a quiet divorce, settling privately to avoid “further embarrassment” to their son Jordan.
Flashback: Shortened: Good Behavior Earns Anthony Weiner Leniency
Disgraced former U.S. Congressman Anthony Weiner has earned a shortened sentence in federal prison due to good behavior, according to an early Sunday morning report.
“Law enforcement sources tell TMZ … Weiner’s been transferred out of a Massachusetts prison and into the custody of a Bureau of Prisons residential re-entry center in New York. We’re told he’s either in a halfway house or home confinement,” according to a TMZ report.
“Weiner’s now in pre-release status, which inmates often get as they approach the end of their federal sentence. The purpose is to prepare them to transition back into society,” the report continued.
Weiner is not quite free yet, but he is out of jail. His original release date was supposed to be in August, but has been moved to May 14, according to the report.
In 2011, Weiner resigned from Congress after his first sexting scandal. His New York City mayoral campaign was foiled after his second sexting scandal in 2013. The scandal for which he ended up in jail was the premise for confiscating his laptop in 2016, on which thousands of emails from then-presidential candidate Hillary Clinton were found.