Former San Diego congressman Randy “Duke” Cunningham released from prison

Former San Diego congressman Randy “Duke” Cunningham released from prison.

[trib_ndn vid=24863018]SAN DIEGO — Former Rep. Randy “Duke” Cunningham, R-San Diego, imprisoned in 2006 for bribery, fraud and tax evasion, was released Tuesday from a federal halfway house in New Orleans.

Cunningham, 71, was sentenced to eight years and four months behind bars, and spent most of that time at a prison in Tucson. He was sent to the halfway house in December.

Edmond Ross, a spokesman for the federal Bureau of Prisons, told City News Service that Cunningham was freed according to terms of a release plan that was drawn up severRandy "Duke" Cunninghamal months ago — which is standard procedure. Release plans are not disclosed to the public, he said.

In a letter last year to U.S. District Judge Larry Burns, Cunningham said he planned to live out his days with his mother and brother in rural Arkansas, writing books. The judge denied a request for Cunningham to possess…

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