Anthony Weiner Released from Bronx Halfway House at End of Sexting Sentence

2017 former US congressman Anthony Weiner leaves federal court following his sentencing in New York

2017 former US congressman Anthony Weiner leaves federal court following his sentencing in New York

Weiner told reporters, "It's good to be out".

What's next? "I hope to be able to live a life of integrity and service", he said.

Weiner has been mum on his future plans - it certainly wouldn't be beyond belief for him to make a third run at a political career, even this late in the game - but the New York Post reported last month that Weiner has been shopping around a book proposal, likely a memoir of his life. "I'm glad this chapter of my life is behind me".

Three months after he traded federal prison for a halfway house in the Bronx, the disgraced former congressman and failed New York City mayoral candidate - who served a 21-month sentence for sexting with a minor - has been released from prison custody.

As a condition of his release, Weiner will have to register as a low-level sex offender for 20 years.

He was sentenced to 21 months in prison that September.

Weiner later apologized to the girl, who was a high school student in North Carolina at the time, and called the crime his "rock bottom" at his sentencing. He began his prison term in November. He was transferred from prison to a halfway house earlier this year and had his sentence cut by three months because of good behavior.

Abedin filed for divorce from Weiner in 2017.

Weiner abruptly resigned from Congress in 2011 after his first sexting scandal surfaced. That led then-FBI director James Comey to announce just days before the election that that agency was reopening its investigation into Clinton's use of a private email server while secretary of state. He had been in Congress since 1999, replacing Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer in New York's 9th District.

Then came the revelation that Weiner had used the alias "Carlos Danger" to send explicit photos to at least one woman after resigning from Congress.