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04/02/07 - San Antonio, Texas

Former Texas Attorney General Freed

Dan Morales Dan Morales

A former Texas attorney general has been released from a halfway house after getting about six months trimmed off his four-year federal prison sentence on account of good behavior, authorities said.

Dan Morales, 50, pleaded guilty in 2003 to mail fraud and filing a false income tax return. The charges resulted from an investigation surrounding legal fees paid in the state's $17 billion settlement with the tobacco industry while he was the state's chief attorney.

He admitted falsifying a contract so that a longtime friend and lawyer could personally profit from the settlement. Morales had contended that Houston lawyer Marc Murr was due $560 million from the settlement.

In December, he was released from federal prison in Texarkana and placed in a halfway house near San Antonio, authorities said. He was released from the halfway house on Friday.

Morales has until the middle of next week to report to his probation officer, and will be under supervision for three years.

Story courtesy of the Associated Press.

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