Federal officials: No charges expected against Foley in page scandal

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Authorities in Florida are expected today to announce the results of an investigation into former Congressman Mark Foley's lurid computer messages to underage pages.

The FBI has also been investigating, but two federal law enforcement officials say Foley is not likely to face either state or federal charges.

The Florida Republican resigned from Congress two years ago after being confronted with e-mails and instant messages he sent to pages. His attorney has acknowledged that Foley sent the messages to the teens, but David Roth says there was never any inappropriate contact.

In the wake of Foley's resignation, Roth announced that Foley was gay and had been molested by a priest when he was a teen. Foley also checked himself into a treatment facility for what his attorneys called "alcoholism and other behavioral problems."

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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