Anthony Weiner was transferred to a halfway house in New York, following a prison sentence for sending sexually explicit text messages to a minor.
FOX News reports that Weiner, 54, is now in a federal re-entry program based in New York, where he’ll live until his release in May. In 2017, the disgraced former congressman was found guilty of “sexting” a 15-year-old girl from North Carolina.
Weiner’s career began to fall apart years before his arrest. In 2011, he was outed for sending explicit photos via text and engaging in improper relationships online. He resigned from Congress shortly after but tried to revamp his political career in 2013 when he ran for mayor in New York City. The attempt failed when his secret screenname “Carlos Danger” was exposed after he accidentally sent an explicit photo of himself on Twitter.
It was later revealed Weiner had been sending explicit messages to 23-year-old Sydney Leathers.
“I don’t think he’ll learn any kind of lesson,” Leathers told Page Six in 2017, referring to his prison sentence. “I don’t feel bad for him and I don’t think he feels bad — he feels bad he got caught. I can see him doing this all over again. If a teenage girl gives him attention, he’s gonna take it. He doesn’t know how to not fall into that.”
During sentencing, Weiner described himself as an “addict” who had a disease. Regardless, U.S. District Judge Denise L. Cote told Weiner that sending explicit messages to a minor was a “serious crime that deserves serious punishment.”
Weiner was initially sentenced to 21 months, but good behavior knocked three months from his time. He served 15 months at the Federal Medical Center in Devens, Massachusetts.
Upon his release from the halfway house, Weiner will have supervised probation for three years. He’s also required to register as a sex offender.
[Feature Photo: Anthony Weiner/AP Photo/Jason DeCrow]