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Republican Congressman Pleads Guilty to Cocaine Charge
Rep­re­sent­a­tive Trey Radel, Re­pub­li­can of Flori­da, plead­ed guilty on Wednes­day to a mis­de­meanor charge stem­ming from his pur­chase of co­caine in Wash­ing­ton last month. He was sen­tenced to one year of pro­ba­tion. Ac­cord­ing to doc­u­ments re­leased by pros­e­cu­tors, fed­eral au­thori­ties learned this fall that Mr. Radel, a fresh­man leg­is­la­tor, had pur­chased co­caine on sev­eral oc­ca­sions for his own use in Wash­ing­ton and would some­times share it with oth­ers. As part of a sting op­er­a­tion last month, an un­der­cov­er po­lice of­fi­cer and an as­so­ci­ate of Mr. Radel’s met him at a restau­rant near Dupont Cir­cle, and Mr. Radel in­vited them back to his apart­ment to use co­caine. Af­ter they de­clined, the of­fi­cer told Radel that he had co­caine to sell.
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