Former congressman Anthony Weiner will be released from custody earlier than expected.
Weiner's status has been reclassified to a pre-release status, according to TMZ. The ex-politician has been transferred from a Massachusetts prison to a residential re-entry program in New York City.
Anthony Weiner started serving 21 months in federal prison in November 2017 for sexting an underage girl. He was scheduled to leave this August, but his new release day is May 14 because of good behavior. Weiner will then be required to spend three years on supervised probation, pay a $10,000 fine, and register as a sex offender.
Weiner's history of sexual scandals date back to 2011, when he admitted to sending sexual messages to women on the internet while he was married. His 2013 NYC mayoral bid was halted after he got exposed sexting a woman under the moniker "Carlos Danger." The biggest legal consequence came in 2017, where he engaged in inappropriate conversations with a 15-year-old North Carolina teenager despite knowing her age. He pled guilty to one charge of transferring obscene material to a minor.