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Jail term over for ex-Hollywood commissioner

Former Hollywood City Commissioner Keith Wasserstrom said he got out of the Broward jail at about 11:30 a.m. today. He didn't have much time to talk because he was in the middle of a meeting with the day reporting staff who he will report to for the next six months.

When asked about his plans and whether he will return to his consulting business, the suspended lawyer said: "I haven't figured that out yet. I have to figure out what I'm allowed to do."

Here are some of the rules Wasserstrom will have to follow while under electronic monitoring: he must remain in South Florida, abide by a curfew and tell the truth.

Once a young rising political star in Hollywood, Wasserstrom was convicted in 2007 of lying on conflict of interest forms. He never voted on a contract with a sludge processing firm but prosecutors convinced a jury that he failed to disclose that his firm would earn money if other cities piggybacked on Hollywood's contract. 

Wasserstrom started his jail sentence in January after his appeals were exhausted and served about six weeks. He will have to pay prosecutors about $23,000 toward the cost of prosecuting him.