SYDNEY, Aug. 29 (UPI) --
Former Australian Tourism Minister Merri Rose, in prison for using threats to get an unspecified benefit, was released early, a report says.
A Corrective Services spokesman said Rose was released from Numinbah prison with no special conditions placed on her, The Australian reported.
Rose, who was a minister in the Beattie government, served three months of an 18-month sentence for using threats to demand a benefit. The nature of the threat has never been made public, The Australian said.
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