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Buttafuoco Is Released After 4 Months in Jail

<i> From Times Wire Services</i>

Long Island auto mechanic Joey Buttafuoco, whose affair with 16-year-old Amy Fisher launched a media frenzy and three TV movies, was released from jail Wednesday.

A slimmed-down Buttafuoco, who lost 30 pounds, left the Nassau County jail after serving four months and nine days of a six-month sentence for statutory rape.

Dressed in a white T-shirt and dark pants, Buttafuoco, 38, told a group of reporters: “What can I say? I did my time. I’m going home to my family.”

Buttafuoco admitted that he had sex with Fisher when she was 16, a year below the legal age of consent in New York. Fisher confronted his wife, Mary Jo Buttafuoco, at the couple’s home and shot her in the head in September, 1992. Fisher, who is serving a 5- to 15-year sentence at an Upstate New York prison, said it was an accident.

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Mrs. Buttafuoco put out dozens of yellow ribbons on a tree in the front yard for her husband’s return Wednesday.

Buttafuoco gave an exclusive interview Wednesday to “A Current Affair,” for which he reportedly earned $100,000. And tonight he is scheduled to attend a “Get Out of Jail, Joey” party for 400 guests, including newly announced gubernatorial candidate Howard Stern.


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