Fla. Rep. Trey Radel to resign from Congress

10:08 AM, Jan 27, 2014   |    comments
US Rep. Trey Radel (R-Fla.) (Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON -- GOP Rep. Trey Radel of Florida, who pleaded guilty to cocaine possession in November, will resign from Congress on Monday.

Radel's decision to step down was confirmed by his chief of staff, Dave Natonski.

Radel, a freshman who represents a Fort Myers-based district, returned to work in Washington earlier this monthafter a stint in rehab. He had vowed to stay in office after pleading guilty in November to a misdemeanor charge of cocaine possession.

Radel, 37, pleaded guilty Nov. 20 in District of Columbia Superior Court and was sentenced to supervised probation for one year, ordered to undergo substance abuse treatment and fined $250.


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