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Trey Radel plans to resign House seat today after cocaine bust
Trey Radel plans to resign House seat today after cocaine bust

WASHINGTON — Rep. Trey Radel plans to resign, two months after the Florida Republican pleaded guilty to drug possession, prompting a congressional investigation and primary challenges in his district. Radel, 37, planned to inform House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) of his decision in a letter Monday, a spokesman said. The first-term congressman, a former radio and television host in the southwest Florida area he represents, agreed to one year of probation after pleading guilty in November to a misdemeanor charge of possession of cocaine. Radel had come to the attention of the FBI and the Drug Enforcement Administration during an investigation of drug trafficking in the...

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