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Andrea Sneiderman released from prison

(WXIA) -- Andrea Sneiderman is out of prison.

The Georgia Department of Corrections confirmed Sneiderman was released on parole from Lee Arrendale State Prison at 12:22 a.m. Monday.

Sneiderman was sentenced last August to five years for perjury and making false statements, among other charges. A jury found her guilty of lying on the stand during Hemy Neuman's trial. Neuman, Sneiderman's boss at GE, was convicted of fatally shooting her husband Rusty outside a Dunwoody daycare center in November 2010.

Prosecutors insisted that Andrea was having an affair with Neuman, which she has denied from the very beginning. He was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Altogether, Sneiderman served 22 months of her sentence. She was one of the prison's few inmates who had a college degree and reportedly spent some of her time behind bars helping several fellow inmates earn their GEDs.

She will now be reunited with her two young children, who have been cared for by her parents.

Within days she must meet with her parole officer, where she'll be subject to the normal restrictions, including staying out of trouble and not leaving the state unless she gets the okay.

"She could try to move out of state, have her parole transferred to another state, change her name -- I don't think she'll do any of those things," said attorney Jay Abt. "She has a significant community of people who support her and she'll probably stay right here."

Some say that she could return to the courtroom.

"If Andrea Sneiderman committed perjury, which she was found guilty of during Hemy's trial, isn't he thereby entitled to a new trial because that perjury was material to the outcome," said Abt.

Sneiderman will be labeled a convicted felon because she was treated as a first-time offender.





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