Former Teamsters President Roy Williams was released from prison early Tuesday after serving less than 34 months of a 10-year sentence given him for conspiring to bribe a U.S. senator.

Government officials said they would expect Williams to continue his involvement with the government's war on organized crime as a condition of his release.Officials at the U.S. Medical Center for Federal Prisoners said Williams, 73, was released at 1 a.m., through prisoners ordinarily are released later in the day.

Williams, suffers from acute emphysema and an enlarged heart. Houdek said he is "disabled from a work" and needs an artificial supply of oxygen 24 hours a day.