Disgraced US politician Anthony Weiner, also known as "Carlos Danger" in online profiles he used for sexting and swapping salacious photos, is at a Bronx halfway house after his early release from prison.
And even though he shouldn't have a mobile phone per house rules, a fellow resident of the Fordham Manor house told the Daily News on Monday that inmates in the good graces of staff often get to keep their phones.
The resident, who declined to give his name, had three smartphones in his possession.
A woman who answered the telephone at the halfway house declined to comment on residents' access to mobile phones and a staffer at the program overseeing Weiner's post-prison placement said each facility sets its own phone policies.
The once rising star of the Democrat party was convicted of having illicit online contact with a 15-year-old girl and began serving a 21-month sentence at the Federal Medical Center Devens, west of Boston, in November 2017.
He is due to complete his sentence on May 14, a few months early because of good conduct in prison.
The 54-year-old New Yorker who once ran for mayor, is currently in the custody of the Federal Bureau of Prisons'Residential Re-entry Management office in Brooklyn.
Residents at the halfway house are typically allotted passes to go outside twice a day, but Weiner was not seen outdoors on Monday.
Weiner, who served nearly 12 years in Congress, fell from grace after sending a lewd photo of himself to a college student over Twitter in 2011.
He claimed his account had been hacked, then admitted he'd had inappropriate online interactions with at least six women while he was married to Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin.
After resigning from Congress to run for New York City mayor, it was revealed that Weiner had subsequently sent explicit photos under the alias "Carlos Danger" to at least one woman.
His final undoing came in 2017 when prosecutors said he sent sexually explicit messages to a North Carolina high school student. Weiner pleaded guilty to transferring obscene material to a minor.
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