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Va. Lawmaker Released from Jail After Completing Sentence


RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A Virginia lawmaker has completed his sentence for a misdemeanor stemming from a sex scandal.

Media outlets report that Del. Joe Morrissey was released from Henrico Jail East in New Kent County on Tuesday.

The 57-year-old Henrico County lawmaker was on a work-release program that allowed him to spend his nights in the jail and days at the General Assembly. He was convicted last December of contributing to the delinquency of a minor in a sex scandal involving a 17-year-old girl.

Despite the scandal, the former Democrat won re-election in January as an independent.

Morrissey is facing new felony charges of fabricating a document.

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