Charges Against Foley Said to Be Unlikely

In this March 16, 2004 file photo, Rep. Mark Foley, R-Fla. speaks at a news conference in Tallahassee, Fla. (AP Photo/Phil Coale, File)
In this March 16, 2004 file photo, Rep. Mark Foley, R-Fla. speaks at a news conference in Tallahassee, Fla. (AP Photo/Phil Coale, File) (Phil Coale - AP)
Associated Press
Friday, September 19, 2008

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Sept. 18 -- Two federal officials have told the Associated Press that no charges are expected against former congressman Mark Foley (R-Fla.) after a lengthy investigation into his lurid computer messages to underage pages.

They also told AP that results of the state investigation will be announced Friday. The officials spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the case.

The Palm Beach County Republican resigned in 2006 after being confronted with graphic e-mails and instant messages he sent to male teenage pages. He has since been under investigation by the state and the FBI.

Foley's attorney, David Roth, has acknowledged that Foley sent the messages to the teens but has maintained Foley never had inappropriate contact with minors.


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