Anthony Weiner released from federal prison

Hillary Clinton accompanied by her husband former President Bill Clinton and running mate Tim Kaine concedes the presidential election at the New Yorker Hotel

Anthony Weiner released from federal prison

Former U.S. Congressman Anthony Weiner departs U.S. Federal Court, following his sentencing after pleading guilty to one count of sending obscene messages to a minor, ending an investigation into a "sexting" scandal that played a role in last year's U.S. presidential election, in NY, U.S., September 25, 2017.

Weiner, 54, was sentenced to jail time after he pleaded guilty in 2017 to sending obscene material to a 15-year old girl.

Records show that Weiner served about 15 months at the Federal Medical Center Devens in MA until he was transferred to the Brooklyn facility.

The Associated Press reports that in addition to his prison sentence, Weiner will serve three years of supervised release and is required to register as a sex offender.

He initially claimed that his account had been hacked but subsequently admitted that he had sent the images, and also had sexually explicit conversations with several other women he met online, while married to former Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin.

The 54-year-old is now being supervised by the federal Residential Reentry Management, which has a field office in NY, and is either in a halfway house or in home confinement, gossip website TMZ reported.

The prison bureau and Weiner's lawyer didn't respond to emails seeking comment Sunday.

A separate FBI investigation into Mrs Clinton's private use of email while she was secretary of state was closed after officials said nothing incriminating was found.

This was not the first time Weiner had gotten into trouble for sending lewd messages.

Clinton has blamed her loss in part on the FBI's decision to re-open that investigation. In 2013, under the alias "Carlos Danger", Weiner sent explicit photos to a 22-year-old woman.

Abedin, with whom Weiner has one child, filed for divorce on the same day as Weiner's guilty plea.

Weiner's sexting problems date back to at least 2011, when his congressional career was derailed by an errant tweet containing a close-up photo of him in tight boxer briefs.

The Weiner case played a role in the 2016 presidential election.

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