Former Florida House Rep. Richard L. Steinberg won't face criminal charges for suggestive text messages he admitted sending to a married female federal prosecutor.
Photographer: courtesy of Florida House of Representatives
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- A South Florida lawmaker says he is resigning after admitting he sent suggestive and harassing texts to a married federal prosecutor.
Richard Steinberg announced Friday he is immediately resigning from the Florida House. The resignation comes two days after news reports that he used a hidden identity to send unsolicited messages to assistant U.S. Attorney Marlene Fernandez-Karavetsos.
The Miami Beach Democrat returned home from the Capitol after The Miami Herald reported the story Wednesday. In a statement announcing the resignation, Steinberg apologized to everyone he's hurt and asked for privacy while he deals with personal affairs.
Steinberg is married and has a young daughter.
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