Former State Rep. Bill DeWeese has been released from prison after serving the minimum of his sentence for political corruption.

A spokeswoman for the state prison system said the Greene County Democrat was released from the state prison in Retreat in northeastern Pennsylvania at 7:20 a.m. Sunday.

Christine McMillan said DeWeese was picked up by a family member.

The 63-year-old former House speaker and minority leader was serving a 2 1/2- 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 had to serve only 75 percent of his minimum sentence.

DeWeese was convicted in 2012. - AP