Anthony Weiner, Disgraced Democratic Ex-Congressman, Set For Early Prison Release For Good Behavior
Disgraced former Democratic congressman Anthony Weiner could be released from prison early for good behavior, it was reported Monday.
The 54-year-old former New York lawmaker, who also ran twice for New York City mayor, resigned from Congress in June 2011 amid a scandal that involved him sending lewd text messages and photos to an underage girl. Weiner created an online alter-ego called “Carlos Danger” as part of his sexual exploits. He was sentenced to 21 months in prison in September 2017, after a year-long FBI investigation. Weiner was also forced to forfeit his iPhone and pay a $10,000 fine as part of this case, which also resulted in him registering as a sex offender. He had been serving in Congress since 1999.
According to Fox News, prison records state Weiner is set to be released in May 2019, three months before his initial release date.
Weiner’s second failed mayoral campaign came in 2013, after the sexting controversy involving the 15-year-old girl. His wife, Huma Abedin, worked as an aide for Hillary Clinton for many years and filed for divorce. However, she withdrew her filing earlier this year, reportedly so the divorce could be settle out of court.