By David Brand
Disgraced former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner is halfway home.
Weiner, who represented much of South and Central Queens in New York’s 9th Congressional District, was released from federal prison over the weekend after spending 15 months of a 21-month sentence behind bars.
Weiner pleaded guilty in 2017 to transferring obscene material to a minor after he sent sexually explicit text messages and photos to a girl he knew was underage.
He is completing his sentence at a halfway house in the Bronx and is scheduled to be released in May.
Weiner served in Congress from 1999 to 2011, when he resigned after an earlier sex scandal. Weiner had sent sexually explicit photos to a woman who was not his wife.
In 1998, Weiner defeated current Borough President Melinda Katz by 285 votes for in the Democratic Primary for the open House seat.