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Anthony Weiner To Be Released From Prison Early For Good Behavior

Former New York congressman Anthony Weiner may be released from prison three months early for “good conduct,” the New York Post reported.

He was sentenced to 21 months for sexting with a 15-year-old girl, the Forward reported in November.

Weiner reportedly was a model inmate at the Federal Medical Center, a facility in suburban Boston that also has a sex offender treatment program, according to the federal Bureau of Prisons.

He is now scheduled to be released in May 2019, prison records show. He was initially given a timeline of August 2019.

Weiner resigned from Congress in 2011, after news leaked that he was sexting women, The Daily Beast reported. His sexting scandals continued in 2013, leading him to lose the race for New York City mayor. And last year, he admitted in court that he knowingly sexted an underage girl. He was convicted of encouraging the high school girl to strip and act sexually while video chatting on Skype, according to court documents.

His wife, former Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin, filed for divorce hours after he pleaded guilty.

Alyssa Fisher is a news writer at the Forward. Email her at [email protected], or follow her on Twitter at @alyssalfisher

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