UPDATE: Traficant left prison at 10:53 a.m. EST today
ROCHESTER, Minn. — Former Ohio Rep. James Traficant has been freed from a Minnesota prison after serving seven years for bribery and racketeering.
Traficant, a nine-term Democrat from Youngstown, walked out of the Federal Prison Medical Center at 10:53 a.m. EST time today.
Traficant, wearing a gray T-shirt, white shorts and white knee-high socks, didn't respond to reporters' questions before stepping into a waiting cab that drove off.
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(Associated Press and other reporting contributed to this report.)