Va. lawmaker released from jail after completing sentence

Joseph Morrissey

Joseph Morrissey

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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