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Anthony Weiner to get out of jail early for ‘good conduct’

Disgraced former Congressman Anthony Weiner will be released from prison ahead of his scheduled 21-month sentence.

CBS News obtained records from the federal Bureau of Prison showing that Weiner is expected to be released May 14, 2019, 83 days ahead of his previously scheduled release date.

The New York Daily News had first reported the news, and the Bureau of Prison confirmed the early release to CBS News in an email:

“This projected release date includes credit for good conduct time earned and good conduct time that may be earned throughout the remainder of his sentence,” a spokesperson wrote in an email.

Weiner began his sentence at the Federal Medical Center Devens in Massachusetts in November following a conviction for sexting with a 15-year-old girl. His wife Huma Abedin filed for divorce in May, the same day Weiner pleaded guilty.

He will be required to register as a sex offender upon his release.

 

[Feature image: AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File]