Robert Crimo Jr., 58, of Highwood, in a booking photo taken on November 15, 2023, as he began to serve his 60-day sentence in the Lake County Jail after pleading guilty earlier last month to misdemeanors for helping his son obtain a gun permit before the son committed a mass shooting in Highland Park on July 4, 2022. | Provided Photo

The father of the Highland Park parade shooter has been released from jail after serving less than 30 days of his 60-day sentence for helping his son obtain a gun permit before the mass shooting.

Robert Crimo Jr., 58, of Highwood, was released from the Lake County Jail in Waukegan on Wednesday morning.

Crimo Jr. was released after serving 28 days in jail. He received credit for two days already served and 30 days of credit for good behavior.

The man entered into a plea deal last month with the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office.

Crimo Jr. pleaded guilty to seven counts of reckless conduct, a Class A misdemeanor, in exchange for his felony charges being dismissed.

The plea deal consisted of two years of probation, 100 hours of public service and 60 days in the Lake County Jail.

Robert E. Crimo Jr. (left) listens to a court security officer at the Lake County Courthouse in Waukegan during a remand hearing before being taken to the jail to begin serving his 60-day jail sentence on November 15, 2023. | Photo: Nam Y. Huh/AP (Pool)

Crimo Jr. was ordered to surrender his FOID card and weapons as part of his probation.

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Lake County Judge George Strickland accepted the plea deal and sentenced Crimo Jr. to the agreed terms on the day Crimo Jr.’s trial was set to begin.

Rinehart said the families of the seven victims killed in the Highland Park mass shooting had been “consulted extensively” about the plea agreement.

The state’s attorney said at the time that a “powerful message is being sent” as a result of the guilty plea.

“Robert Crimo, Jr., made the reckless and dangerous decision to sponsor his son’s FOID application. This wasn’t a fishing license. This wasn’t a permission slip to go to the museum – this was a permission slip for his son to buy an assault rifle. And when he signed this permission slip – he knew exactly how dangerous it was for this 19-year-old to have a weapon,” Rinehart said.

Crimo Jr. arrived at the Lake County Courthouse on November 15 wearing a shirt that read “I’m A Political Pawn” on the front.

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The back of the shirt said “LAWS, FACTS, REALITY.”

Robert E. Crimo Jr. (left) listens to Lake County Judge George Strickland at the Lake County Courthouse in Waukegan during a remand hearing before he was taken to the jail to begin serving his jail sentence on November 15, 2023. | Photo: Nam Y. Huh/AP (Pool)

A court order filed in October prohibits anyone in the courtroom from wearing any message or item that could influence or affect the orderly administration of court proceedings.

Sheriff’s personnel reported the incident to the court that Crimo Jr. was potentially in violation of the judge’s decorum order.

Strickland threatened to hold Crimo Jr. in contempt of court if he violated the rules again.

“It is obvious now, after Mr. Crimo stands convicted, that he has zero remorse for his reckless actions and the pain he caused,” Rinehart said following the incident.

“Mr. Crimo has every constitutional right to remain silent. Now, he has spoken and instead of taking any responsibility, he has shown unbelievable callousness. This callousness will follow him into the jail and beyond; it will follow him everywhere,” Rinehart said.

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Robert E. Crimo Jr. (right) responds to Lake County Judge George D. Strickland as he enters into a plea deal at the Lake County Courthouse in Waukegan on November 6, 2023, just before he was set to go on trial. | Photo: Nam Y. Huh/AP (Pool)

Crimo Jr. turned his shirt inside out before entering the courtroom for the brief remand hearing.

Crimo Jr. was escorted out of the courtroom to the Lake County Jail by a court security officer to serve his jail sentence.

Prosecutors and Highland Park police officers said that Crimo Jr. was criminally reckless at the time that he helped his son obtain a Firearm Owners Identification (FOID) card.

Prosecutors said that helping his son obtain a FOID card was a contributing cause to the harm suffered by the murder victims in the July 4, 2022, mass shooting in Highland Park.

The man’s son, Crimo III, was under 21 when he sought to obtain the FOID card and required his father’s participation in the application process.

The younger Crimo, who is being held on 117 charges, is set to go on trial in February.