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Report: Florida Congressman Radel to Resign After Cocaine Charge

Report: Florida Congressman Radel to Resign After Cocaine Charge

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican U.S. Representative Trey Radel, who was charged in November with buying cocaine, plans to resign from Congress on Monday, according to the Politico news outlet.

Radel, 37, whose election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2012 had the backing of the conservative Tea Party movement, returned to Congress in January, six weeks after he pleaded guilty to cocaine possession and checked into a rehab clinic.

The Florida congressman plans to send a letter to House Speaker John Boehner on Monday, Politico reported, citing unidentified sources.

Representatives for Radel could not immediately be reached for comment.

Read the rest of the story at Reuters.

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