Ney released from halfway house in Cincinnati

Bob Ney
Bob Ney

Posted by Nick Dutton - email

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Former Ohio congressman Bob Ney has been released from a Cincinnati halfway house after serving nearly a year.5 in connection with a public corruption scandal.

Ney, a Republican who served six House terms, served nearly a year.5 of his original 2.5 year prison sentence. The sentence was reduced after he completed treatment for alcohol problems.

He was released Friday morning from the halfway house where he had been since February. The 54-year-old previously served time at the Federal Corrections Institution in Morgantown, W.Va.

Ney, former chairman of the House administration committee, admitted trading political favors for golf trips, other gifts and campaign donations arranged by lobbyist Jack Abramoff and his associates.

The Associated Press contributed this report. Information from: The Columbus Dispatch.