ORIENT have signed defender Elliot Omozusi on a contract until the end of the season.
The 24-year-old played 62 games for the O’s in a spell between 2010-2011, which included the club’s run to the fifth round of the FA Cup.
He has been training with the club since his release from prison in the autumn and the O’s have now added the Londoner to their squad in time for Tuesday’s derby at Brentford.
O’s boss Russell Slade said: “Elliot showed a lot of potential and promise during his first spell with the club.
“He’s paid his dues now and is more determined than ever to get his career back on track, and we’re providing him with the platform to do that.”
Orient’s chief executive Matthew Porter added: “Elliot made a mistake and has paid his debt to society – he deserves a second chance.
“It’s up to him to continue along the right road now and embrace this opportunity.”
Omozusi said: “I’m grateful to Leyton Orient for this opportunity given to me.
“I want to make the most of this second chance and I’m looking forward to helping the team over the rest of the season.”
Omozusi started his career at Fulham, where he played eight Premier League matches and was capped by England up to U19 level.
After loans at Norwich City and Charlton Athletic, he first signed for the O’s in the summer of 2010 and will now look to add to his half-century of appearances for the club.