Bob Ney Getting Out Of Jail This Weekend

09/12/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

CINCINNATI — A prison Web site says former Ohio congressman Bob Ney is scheduled for release from a halfway house after serving his time in connection with a corruption scandal.

Ney, a Republican who served six House terms, has served nearly a year and a half of his original 2 1/2-year sentence. The federal prisons Web site shows Aug. 16 as his release date.

The 54-year-old Ney was transferred in February from a prison in Morgantown, W.Va., to Cincinnati for placement in a halfway house.

Ney is the former chairman of the House administration committee. He admitted trading political favors for gifts and campaign donations arranged by lobbyist Jack Abramoff.

The sentence was reduced after Ney completed treatment for alcohol problems.