Former UK minister and ex-wife freed from prison

LONDON (AP) - Former British Cabinet minister Chris Huhne and his ex-wife Vicky Pryce have been freed from prison after each serving two months of their eight-month sentences.

The pair had been convicted of charges stemming from a 2003 speeding ticket. Ms Pryce had told authorities that she was driving even though her then-husband was at the wheel.

58-year-old Huhne had pleaded guilty to perverting the course of justice. Ms Pryce, 60, was convicted after a trial.

She said in a statement on Friday that she was pleased to be home and looked forward to returning to her career as an economist.

Mr Huhne, a former Energy Secretary, did not offer an immediate comment. But many experts say his political career has been virtually destroyed by the speeding ticket scandal.

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