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Bob Ney, Ex-GOP Congressman, Released From Halfway House

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — Former congressman Bob Ney of Ohio has been released from a halfway house in Cincinnati after serving a sentence in connection with a public corruption scandal.

Ney has served nearly a year-and-a-half of his original two-and-a-half-year prison sentence. The sentence was reduced after he completed treatment for alcohol problems.

Ney admitted trading political favors for golf trips, other gifts and campaign donations arranged by lobbyist Jack Abramoff and his associates.

The Republican veteran of six House terms was released from the halfway house Friday.

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Information from The Columbus Dispatch: http://www.dispatch.com/

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