Former TV Anchor turned Congressman Trey Radel pleaded guilty on Wednesday morning to possession of cocaine before a D.C. Superior Court judge and will be on supervised probation for one year.
In his first court appearance since his arrest last month, prosecutors described how Radel was swept up in a sting operation by federal officials as he attempted to buy cocaine in Washington, D.C.’s Dupont Circle neighborhood from an acquaintance and an undercover agent. When Radel was approached by federal agents, he dropped the cocaine he had purchased.
Radel, a freshman Republican congressman from Florida, also had cocaine in his apartment, according to the prosecutor Nihar Mohanty.
Redel was a news anchor in Ft. Myers before he got wrapped up in coke....ummm...I mean politics.