Anthony Weiner, the disgraced former New York congressman, is officially a free man.
The 54-year-old was seen leaving a Bronx halfway house at 6am on Tuesday morning which marked the final day of his 21-month sentence for having illicit contact with a 15-year-old girl.
His messages to the girl, which included sexts and shirtless selfies, were exposed by DailyMail.com in September 2016.
On Tuesday, Weiner told reporters that he hoped to get back to my family and make up for some lost time.’
‘I hope to be able to live a life of integrity and service, and I’m glad this chapter of my life is behind me,’ he said before getting into a waiting car.
He was released from prison in February but has been living in the halfway house since then.
Now, he must be registered as a level one sex offender for the next 20 years.
Because of his low-level designation, Weiner’s information won’t show up in the state’s online sex offender registry but will be available via a toll-free telephone number.
It is unclear where he will now go. He and wife Huma Abedin, one of Hillary Clinton’s top aides, had filed for divorce but she has since withdrawn her request. They have decided to settle it privately.
Weiner’s parents live in Brooklyn.
Since being released, Weiner has been touting a book deal and asking for investors for a marijuana business.
Within days of being released from prison, he was spotted at a coffee shop in Union Square trying to win business.
A source told DailyMail.com of the meeting: ‘Weiner was advising the other man on how to approach investors and said, ”Tell them you have this great venture and then be like, I know the perfect guy”.
‘Weiner appeared to be referring to himself and explaining how to get other money on board but conceal his involvement.’
He told one potential investor that the ‘sexual stuff shouldn’t matter’.
The ‘stuff’ he referred to were explicit text messages he exchanged with a 15-year-old girl while he was married in September 2016.
Among them was one text which read: ‘I would bust that tight p***y so hard you would leak and limp for a week.’
He originally made contact with the girl on Twitter.
Since being released from prison in February, he has spent his days trying to get a book deal.
Sources told The New York Post last month that there was zero interest in it from publishers.
The sexting scandal was revealed during the fever pitch of the 2016 presidential elections and was the reason James Comey, the former FBI director, reopened the case into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server days before the polls opened.
While investigating Weiner’s sexts, law enforcement agents seized computers from his home including his wife’s.
It revealed that she had been using the laptop to work on behalf of Clinton while she was Secretary of State.
Abedin has said nothing since the scandal broke. She and Weiner have one son together.
In May 2017, she filed for divorce but the pair withdrew it in January this year.