Disgraced ex-Rep. Anthony Weiner set to be released from prison 3 months early

NEW YORK — Former New York Rep. Anthony Weiner is set to go free from federal prison three months early due to good behavior.

Weiner — who was sentenced to 21 months of hard time for sexting with a minor — will be let go on May 14, according to the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

Weiner is currently being held in the Federal Medical Center at Devens, a former military facility in Massachusetts.

Federal prisoners are not eligible for parole. But they can get as much as 54 days shaved off annually for good behavior.

In September 2017, he broke down in tears as his sentence for sending tawdry messages and pornography to a 15-year-old girl in North Carolina was announced.

“I was a very sick man for a very long time,” he said through tears.

The former Democratic congressman and candidate for mayor asked the girl for naked pictures and to “engage in sexually explicit behavior” online, authorities said.

 

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