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FL congressman resigns after pleading guilty to cocaine charges

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WASHINGTON (WFLX) - Republican Representative Trey Radel has resigned from Congress.

The freshman congressman from Florida returned to work earlier this month after taking a leave of absence to undergo treatment for drug and alcohol abuse.

Radel pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of cocaine possession in November.

In a letter sent Monday to House Speaker John Boehner, Radel cites "personal struggles" for his resignation.

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