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Mark Foley Returns to Florida as Criminal Investigation Opens

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It hasn't been a good couple of months for Mark Foley. The former congressman who stepped down following the discovery of "inappropriate" emails and sexually-charged IMs and entered rehab at Sierra Tucson in Arizona has returned home to face the death of his 85-year-old father Ed after a three-year battle with cancer. Foley is said to be "devastated" over the loss.

Surely a difficult time to face both a death in the family and a media starved for any kind of contact.

Additionally, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement has opened a criminal investigation into the instant messages sent by Foley: "Florida law prohibits seducing or attempting to seduce a minor. However, authorities have said the term 'seduce' is open to interpretation."

Said a spokeswoman for the organization: It was a preliminary inquiry before, but we found the basis to open up a criminal investigation."

Foley is still under investigation by the FBI as it tries to determine whether or not the congressman broke any federal laws.

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  1. foley needs to go to jail

    Posted by: biatchh | Nov 17, 2006 11:04:30 AM

  2. Asking teenagers if they are horny isn't against the law.

    Posted by: jon luddite | Nov 17, 2006 11:42:05 AM

  3. Now that the election is over...

    Funny, hiding didn't help Foley before and it didn't help during the election either.

    Posted by: Anon | Nov 17, 2006 12:03:46 PM

  4. When they conclude their investigation they'll find that they have nothing and will not charge him.

    Posted by: Jake | Nov 17, 2006 3:42:13 PM

  5. Wow, prison food, I mean rehab food, must be really fattening!

    Posted by: FunMe | Nov 17, 2006 7:23:51 PM

  6. Jake, are you NUTS????

    Foley is a sick man who was allowed to continue on with his inappropriate behavior for over two years because REPUBLICANS wanted to retain that seat in the 16th District in Florida.

    Hastert, Rove and the crooked crew could have cared less what Foley did, so long as they retained his seat.

    Well guess what? ReTHUGS lost the seat, Foley's follies have come to light, and soon - Hastert and those who tried to hard to HIDE the truth will be exposed.

    Posted by: JakeIsCRAZY | Nov 18, 2006 11:45:02 PM

  7. Sadly this once valued blog just got nasty and vindictive - swelled with Dem-win testosterone. The Dems had legitimate power and rights but gloating is just plain nasty. And its theme is coming through on here. Can you cope Andy?

    Posted by: will | Nov 19, 2006 7:45:55 PM

  8. there's an interesting take on the issue here: http://thelastvehicle.blogspot.com/2006/11/paedophile-witchhunt.html

    Posted by: badhare | Nov 20, 2006 2:38:54 AM

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