Former state Rep. Bill DeWeese has been released from prison after finishing his sentence for political corruption.
A spokeswoman for the state prison system says the Greene County Democrat was released from the state prison in Retreat in northeastern Pennsylvania Sunday at 7:20 a.m.
Christine McMillan says that DeWeese was picked up by a family member.
The 63-year-old former House speaker and minority leader was serving a 2- to 5-year sentence for using public employees and taxpayer resources for political purposes.
He was eligible for parole starting Friday because as a first-time, nonviolent offender he must serve only 75 percent of his minimum sentence. DeWeese was convicted in 2012.
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