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WaPo: Ney To Be Released Early

Former Ohio Republican Congressman Bob Ney is set to be released from prison on Friday, according  The Washington Post.

Ney's release comes less than two years after he plead guilty to corruption charges in connection with the investigation of now-imprisoned lobbyist Jack Abramoff.

The eight-term Republican entered a federal prison in Morgantown, W.Va., in March 2007 but was transferred to a halfway house in Cincinnati earlier this year. Sentenced to 30 months, Ney will have served 17 1/2 months.

Michael Real, community corrections manager for the Federal Bureau of Prisons, told the Post that Ney is being released more than a year early because of good behavior and his participation in a drug and alcohol program while in prison. 

Ney, who accompanied Abramoff on a now infamous golfing trip to Scotland and accepted campaign donations and tickets from the disgraced lobbyist, is the only lawmaker to be charged in the ongoing Abramoff investigation.